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Vintage
2013
Rosé

2013 Rosé
Varietal Blend
Syrah 100%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
23.1 Brix
Alcohol
13.80
Cases Produced
60
Opt Consumption
2014-2015
Cooperage
100% neutral French oak
Harvest Date
Sep 29, 2013
Bottling Date
April 2014
Release Date
May 2014

Carrying enough intensity and complexity to please the most discerning red wine drinkers, this dry Rosé has the red fruit flavors and lower alcohol of a true rosé. Bright ruby in color with fresh strawberry aromas, medium body, and a clean finish.

The grapes for this wine are grown and harvested specifically for rosé, utilizing the direct press method practiced in the south of France. Most rosé in California, on the other hand, is made by the saignée method, creating the rosé as a by-product of making red wine.

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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.

2013 Vintage
An outstanding vintage for Montemaggiore wines!  The vines broke their winter dormancy early with a dry spring, which was followed by moderate summer temperatures, and a relatively dry harvest.  The long growing season resulted in grapes with balanced acidity, ripe tannins, and reasonable sugar levels—all leading to a classic vintage. 2013 was so high quality that Montemaggiore produced a Reserve wine, which had only happened twice in the prior ten years.

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 Montemaggiore Rosé hints at its gorgeous plum and watermelon flavors accompanied by notes of dried herbs. Made in the classic dry style of a Provençal Rosé, this wine's fruit flavors are balanced by a vibrant 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, carefully hand-sorted at the berry level, crushed, and held for 36 hours on their skins to obtain the flavor complexity and vibrant ruby color. After pressing, the juice was inoculated with yeast from Bandol (Provence, France) to emphasize mouthfeel. The eight-week fermentation took place in neutral oak barrels at 60°F. The wine aged for a total of six months in French oak barrels. Filtered.

Food Pairings
Endlessly versatile and classically refreshing, this sophisticated rosé is an excellent match for a summertime al fresco meal. Serve slightly chilled.

Pairs well with barbequed shrimp, gazpacho, pasta al pesto, a simple baguette with prosciutto, tuna carpaccio, sautéed scallops, roast turkey, and avocado soup. 

Consider our recipes for Chilled Zucchini SoupHolloumi and Vegetable Kebobs, Umbrian Flatbread, and Wild Mushroom & Brie Crostini.

Accolades

Other Vintages
Our estate-grown Rosé has been produced every vintage since 2007.

 
Varietal Blend
Syrah 100%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
23.1 Brix
Alcohol
13.80
Cases Produced
60
Opt Consumption
2014-2015
Cooperage
100% neutral French oak
Harvest Date
Sep 29, 2013
Bottling Date
April 2014
Release Date
May 2014