Wines

2019 Lès Mis Estate Rosè

Dry crisp Rosè

  • Varieties:
    38% Tannat
    25% Malbec
    20% Merlot
    17% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation:
    Paso Robles -Templeton Gap
  • Average brix at harvest:
    22.6
  • Vineyard:
    Estate
  • Alcohol:
    12.8%
  • Acidity:
    0.66 g/100ml
  • pH:
    3.40
  • Residual sugar:
    0.06g/100ml
  • Date bottled:
    January 14, 2020
  • Cases produced:
    383
  • Retail Price:
    $ 18.00

Growing conditions:
Abundant winter rainfall starting in December lasted until April. Multiple small rain events led to all the moisture soaking into the vineyard soil profile. No frost and a mild spring produced great fruit sets. Judicious thinning coupled with a long warm summer led to an outstanding late harvest with excellent quality and yields.

Winemaking:
All of the grapes were hand harvested and were whole cluster pressed while still cool. The juice was chilled overnight prior to barreling to ferment in seasoned French oak barrels, this rose was aged on its lees passively prior to blending allowing bottling with minimal filtration.

Tasting notes:
Enticing aromas of kiwi 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.