Wines

2020 Lès Mis Estate Rosè

Dry crisp Rosè

  • Varieties:
    40% Malbec
    25% Syrah
    20% Cabernet Sauvignon
    15% Merlot
  • Appellation:
    Paso Robles -Templeton Gap
  • Average brix at harvest:
    22.4
  • Vineyard:
    Estate
  • Alcohol:
    12.7%
  • Acidity:
    0.63 g/100ml
  • pH:
    3.34
  • Residual sugar:
    0.01g/100ml
  • Date bottled:
    December 18, 2020
  • Cases produced:
    437
  • Retail Price:
    $ 18.00

Growing conditions:
Minimal winter rainfall until a wet March averted an extreme drought. No frost events but windy conditions during bloom led to a smaller fruit set. the lighter crop coupled with a long warm summer led to an outstanding earlier, small harvest with excellent quality.

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.