Old Vine Rosé
60% Carignane, 40% Grenache
(150 Cases Produced)
Displaying a bright, delicate, salmon pink color. Vivid aromas of Provencal melon, ripe stone fruit and wild strawberries are touched off by hints of fresh cream. Light to medium bodied in weight, showing plenty of grace and elegance with a soft, rounded supple texture. The vibrant fruit flavors are carried by a lively acidity to a crisp, balanced and lipsmaking finish.
Vineyard: This unique, elegantly pale, dry rosé comes from the Bartolomei Brothers Vineyard of Old Vine Carignane and Grenache, planted in the late 1940’s in Ukiah on Mendocino’s Talmage Bench. We feel this vineyard is a perfect selection for making complex and intriguing rosé. We discovered these gnarly, twisted old hillside vines when we made a wrong turn one day on our way to another vineyard site, that fortuitus fork in the road led us to purchasing some of this beautiful Old Vine fruit to make rosé as we continue to do.
Winemaking: The hand picked, pristine old vine fruit was harvested at night and arrived in the early morning to the winery. Minimal intervention and gently whole cluster pressing of the grapes insures no extraction of harsh flavors or tannins from the skins and seeds and preserves the delicate nature of the rosé. After pressing, the juice was then transferred to a small stainless steel tank for an extended, cold primary fermentation at 50 degrees lasting about 4 weeks. After fermentation the wine was racked to neutral 300 liter French oak Hogsheads, or “Hogs”, as they are lovingly referred to, creating a soft a rounded texture in the wine. After two months the wine was racked back to tank and bottled.
Produced by Adam Webb, Cochon Wines
the girl & the fig 2019 Old Vine Rosé
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