Le Vigne 2015 Paso Robles Rosé: In Depth

Our 2015 Rosé bears intrinsic acidity with juicy ripe berry flavors, balancing the perception of lightness and sweetness. Here’s an closer look at this particular wine!

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Varietals:  81% Grenache, 15% Syrah, Petite Sirah 4%

Appellation: Paso Roles

Harvest: 24.9 Brix (proportional), September 8 and 24, 2015

Bottled: 120 cases on January 28, 2016

Aging profile: Fermented in oak barrels

Chemistry:

Abv: 14.2%

Residual Sugar: 0.53 g/L

pH: 3.44

Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L

Tasting Notes: Drawing in with a bright and clear nose of fresh berry, vanilla and graham spice portray a subtle oaked structure, playing into an irresistible strawberry cheesecake profile.

Vintage Notes: Following four years of increasingly dry, hot, rainless conditions, 2015 brought weather that was distinctly different. In addition to years of drought checking crop yields, chilly weather in May reduced pollination success. The berries that did develop enjoyed occasional spring showers, including a single day in July with over two inches of downpour, lending some hope to the health of the next vintage. This year’s harvest was moderately early as in past years, though encroaching rain slowed its completion. These taxing effects manifest in the incredible boldness of wines from 2015, with intensely concentrated fruit flavors and pronounced phenolic texture.

Suggested Cheese Pairings: Roquefort, Chevre, Gruyere, Mahon

Suggested Food Pairings: Rich, cheesy dishes such as a ham, leek, and gouda souffle, rosemary flatbread with Roquefort blue cheese, or with crab or grilled fish

 

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