Wines

2016 Lès Mis Estate Rosè

Dry crisp Rosè

  • Varieties:
    37% Merlot
    25% Malbec
    22% Zinfandel
    16% Syrah
  • Appellation:
    Paso Robles
  • Average brix at harvest:
    22.7
  • Vineyard:
    Estate
  • Alcohol:
    12.7%
  • Acidity:
    0.64 g/100ml
  • pH:
    3.39
  • Residual sugar:
    0.03g/100ml
  • Date bottled:
    May 17, 2016
  • Cases produced:
    773
  • Retail Price:
    $ 15.00

Growing conditions:
Winter rainfall improved but 2016 featured another early budbreak and horrific frost in late March with whites and early reds losing significant crop. Early smaller harvest with excellent quality due to the miniscule crop from the on-going drought and frost.

Winemaking:
The grapes were hand harvested, crushed, then cold soaked for 24 hours prior to barreling free run juice for fermentation in seasoned French oak barrels. The wine was aged on its lees passively for averaging 5 weeks prior to bottling. This process produced a richer mouthfeel and allowed the wine to be bottled with minimal filtration.

Tasting notes:
Enticing aromas of strawberries and cherries predominate with some subtle hints of citrus in the background. This wine has a somewhat fleshy, supple mid-palate followed by a clean, crisp finish.

Cellaring:
No need for lengthy aging. This delightful wine is designed to be consumed while young and fresh. While traditionally chosen for warm spring and summer days, this wine will enhance all classic fall and winter holiday feasts.

Food selection:
As you might have surmised from the reference above, we feel this is the wine for all poultry courses, salmon and sundry appetizers. It is wonderful with picnic or sit-down lunches, serving well as the soup or appetizer course wine for multi-course dinner events.