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Vintage
2007
Rosé

2007 Rosé
Varietal Blend
Syrah 100%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
23.7 Brix
Alcohol
13.90
Cases Produced
20
Opt Consumption
2008-2009
Cooperage
0% new oak
Harvest Date
Sep 26, 2007
Bottling Date
March 2008
Release Date
April 2008

The inaugural vintage of our Syrah Rosé displays a deep, vibrant ruby color. Carrying enough complexity to please the most discerning red wine drinkers, this dry wine is endlessly versatile and classically refreshing. Due to the small volume produced, this wine is available exclusively to wine club members.

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Vineyard Profile: Estate Vineyard
Located on a mountainside high above Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, the rocky soils of Montemaggiore's estate vineyards produce intensely flavored grapes at naturally low yields. Using biodynamic practices and organic materials, we farm Paolo's Vineyard without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.

2007 Vintage
The 2007 growing season proved ideal, with grape sugars ripening at the same rate as the flavors and tannins, whereas often the sugars get way ahead of the phenolics. The winter had brought half our usual rainfall, and an early spring led to early budbreak. The heart of the growing season was picture perfect, with moderate temperatures and significant cooling fog. Harvest started right on time. Although clusters were lighter and smaller, the grapes had excellent flavors.

Winemaker's Goal
The Montemaggiore Rosé is an intentional rosé, whose grapes are grown and harvested specifically for the purpose.  This wine has fresh, fruit aromas along with a crisp body and round mouthfeel.  With its multiple layers of flavors, it's quite an elegant wine. More on Rosé Winemaking

Tasting Notes
The vibrant and intense ruby color of the 2007 Rosé divulges its gorgeous raspberry and strawberry flavors tempered by tangy acidity. Medium-bodied and round on the palate, the Montemaggiore Rosé carries enough weight and complexity to please the most discerning aficionados.
Winemaking Notes
Select Syrah bunches were hand-harvested in late September and brought less than 100 yards to our estate winery. There they were destemmed and crushed, carefully hand sorted at the berry level, and held for 36 hours on their skins to obtain the vibrant ruby color. After a gentle pressing in a stainless steel basket press in order to limit astringency, the juice was inoculated with yeast from Bandol (Provence, France) to emphasize mouthfeel. The three-week alcoholic fermentation took place in neutral oak barrels at 60°F. The wine aged for an additional five months in French oak barrels. Filtered.

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Varietal Blend
Syrah 100%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
23.7 Brix
Alcohol
13.90
Cases Produced
20
Opt Consumption
2008-2009
Cooperage
0% new oak
Harvest Date
Sep 26, 2007
Bottling Date
March 2008
Release Date
April 2008