Wines

2014 Lès Mis Estate Rosè

Dry crisp Rosè

  • Varieties:
    42% Malbec
    24% Cabernet Sauv.
    20% Zinfandel
    14% Syrah
  • Appellation:
    Paso Robles
  • Average brix at harvest:
    22.9
  • Vineyard:
    Estate
  • Alcohol:
    12.9%
  • Acidity:
    0.71 g/100ml
  • pH:
    3.30
  • Residual sugar:
    0.05 g/100ml
  • Date bottled:
    December 05, 2014
  • Cases produced:
    693
  • Retail Price:
    $ 15.00

Growing conditions:
Early! Budbreak in 2014 was nearly 3 weeks early with great growing conditions: no frost, warm days/cool nights during the growing season with harvest finishing 10 days early. While quality is excellent due to tiny berry size, yields were small due to our 3 year drought.

Winemaking:
The grapes were hand harvested, crushed, then cold soaked for 42 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 rose petal, strawberry and melon predominate with some additional floral components 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 sitdown lunches, serving well as the soup or appetizer course wine.