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Vintage
2014
Rosé

2014 Rosé
Varietal Blend
Syrah 100%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
23.0
Alcohol
13.9
Cases Produced
60
Opt Consumption
2015-2017
Cooperage
100% neutral French oak
Harvest Date
Sep 21, 2014
Bottling Date
April 2015
Release Date
June 2015

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.

2014 Vintage
This was a classic year for Montemaggiore wines with moderate summer temperatures and relatively dry skies at harvest. A dry spring awoke the grapes early from their winter dormancy, and then late spring rains led to rapid growth. Temperatures were moderate in early summer, but cooled in August thus slowing down ripening. Harvest started a couple weeks early on average—all at moderate sugar levels with the desired flavors and intensity.

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 9 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 seven-week fermentation took place in neutral oak barrels at a relatively cool 60°F, in order to preserve its bright flavors and aromas. 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.

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

 
Varietal Blend
Syrah 100%
Avg Sugar at Harvest
23.0
Alcohol
13.9
Cases Produced
60
Opt Consumption
2015-2017
Cooperage
100% neutral French oak
Harvest Date
Sep 21, 2014
Bottling Date
April 2015
Release Date
June 2015