2022 Sangiovese Rosé
Crisp and refreshing, this light-bodied wine displays delightful aromas of red currant, fresh raspberry, candied cranberry, and watermelon juice. On the palate, flavors of strawberry preserve, star fruit, and hints of Maraschino cherry accentuate a vibrant mixed berry melody leading to a crisp, clean finish with bright acidity balanced with a touch of natural residual sugar.
91 Points, Paul Gregutt
91 Points & Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast
100% Estate Grown. Sangiovese grapes thrive in the moderate climate of the Yakima Valley. To maintain the bright acidity and lush red fruit traits this wine possesses, we meticulously managed the Sangiovese’s canopy to allow for lots of exposure at just the right moment.
The 2022 vintage in the Yakima Valley was a bit of a roller coaster. A mild winter extended into spring with early frost periods and winter-like conditions in April. The cool spring delayed bud break by a few weeks and caused delayed growth in the vineyard as we moved into summer. Each vineyard block was meticulously managed to ensure a ripe crop by harvest. We lowered clusters per vine and allowed for more sunlight exposure. By mid-July, temperatures finally started warming up and led to record growth in a short amount of time. Fortunately, warm summer temperatures extended into fall helping to lengthen the growing season and allowing the grapes to continue to ripen. Harvest ended up being delayed approximately three weeks from a typical year. We gratefully did not experience any fall frost events so the grapes were able to have extended hang time on the vines to achieve optimal ripeness and amazing flavor development. Another positive note on the 2022 vintage is that Washington State did not see any significant smoke impact from wildfires. Overall, the 2022 vintage displays ripe flavors, bountiful fruit aromas, and balanced acidity. The wines can be enjoyed in their youth or they can cellar for many years to come.
The fruit for this wine was sourced exclusively from our estate vineyard located in the Yakima Valley AVA. Harvested in early October in the cool early morning hours, the grapes were sent directly to the press as whole clusters. Sangiovese grapes can extract a lot of color during pressing so managing our press extraction was critical to achieving the salmon-like color of this wine. After pressing, the juice was then cold-settled, racked off the solids, and prepared for fermentation. Inoculated with a special yeast strain, the wine was then fermented at a cool temperature of 58° Fahrenheit. These cooler fermentation temperatures helped create beautiful aromatics and flavors. Fermentation lasted for 23 days finishing with just a tiny amount of natural residual sugar (0.7%) to provide the perfect balance to the naturally high acidity of the wine. After fermentation was complete, the lees were stirred twice a month for two months to build roundness to the palate and naturally soften the wine. The wine was then stabilized, filtered, and prepared for bottling.
* This was produced in a vegan manner meaning no animal byproducts were used in the production of this wine.
Melon and Prosciutto
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- Varietal Composition: Sangiovese
- Appellation: Yakima Valley
- Aging / Barrel Program: 100% Stainless Steel
- Cases Produced: 2,550
- Alcohol: 12.2
- pH: 3.36
- Acidity: 7.1 g/L
- RS: 0.7%
- Ageability: Drink now through 2028 with optimal maturity in 2026