2018 Decoy California Rosé
Our Decoy Rosé was inspired by the great Rosés of Provence. Unlike many Rosés, which are made as a byproduct of bleeding off juice from red wine fermentations, the grapes for this wine were specifically harvested at lower Brix to make a dry Rosé. To further preserve the wine’s beautiful aromatics, pure fruit flavors and crisp refreshing mouthfeel, it was fermented entirely in stainless steel.
Varietal Content: 65% Syrah, 16% Carignan, 13% Vermentino, 6% Grenache; Winemaking: 100% stainless steel
This lovely Rosé displays enticing aromas of pink grapefruit and fresh melon, along with hints of strawberry and spring wildflowers. On the palate, it is bright and elegant, with refreshing acidity and minerality adding poise and definition to the vibrant fruit flavors.
The 2018 growing season began with a cool winter, and just enough rain to replenish the vineyards. A temperate spring followed by mild weather throughout the summer allowed the grapes to ripen at a very measured pace, something we love to see in our vineyards. After several years of early harvests, the relatively mild weather and a healthy sized crop led to a return to more normal harvest times. After enjoying abundant hangtime to fully ripen, the quality of the grapes was extremely impressive. Overall, our 2018 whites and Rosé show an ideal combination of lovely fruit-forward flavors and elegance, while the reds are lush and complex, with great color and concentration.
September 4 - 27, 2018
23.0° Brix at harvest
0.65 g/100 ml titratable acidity
26 days fermentation at 54°F
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(Apr 22, 2020 at 4:56 PM)
perfect for late afternoons when it is hot outside having with chicken salad!