Wines

2017 Lès Mis Estate Rosè

Dry crisp Rosè

  • Varieties:
    30% Merlot
    28% Syrah
    27% Zinfandel
    15% Malbec
  • Appellation:
    Paso Robles -Templeton Gap
  • Average brix at harvest:
    22.6
  • Vineyard:
    Estate
  • Alcohol:
    12.8%
  • Acidity:
    0.62 g/100ml
  • pH:
    3.41
  • Residual sugar:
    0.01g/100ml
  • Date bottled:
    December 20, 2017
  • Cases produced:
    671
  • Retail Price:
    $ 16.00

Growing conditions:
Above average winter rainfall, no frost and normal budbreak produced a great fruit set. Judicious thinning and a warm summer led to an outstanding harvest with excellent quality and yields.

Winemaking:
All of the grapes were hand harvested. The Syrah and Malbec were whole cluster pressed while the Merlot and Zinfandel crushed, then cold soaked for 10 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.