2021 Rosé of Pinot Gris
Old Mission Peninsula
October 14, 2021
6 months neutral French oak and Acacia barrels
Neutral French oak and acacia
April 20, 2022
Aromas: apricot, tangerine, Campari. Flavors: peach, blood orange, orange blossom, Aperol. Finish: structured, savory, long, good acidity.
It was a cool spring, followed by an average to warm summer. Fall rains came early, and this wine was picked toward the end of our rain event. The fruit sees a great deal of sunlight and wind movement, which not only dried the vines and fruit out during the rain but also leads to greater flavor concentration. The juice is soaked on the skins for several days until it reaches the desired amount of tannin and color. It is then pressed into a tank and settled for two days before going into barrel for fermentation.