2015 Rosato di Sangiovese
Vineyard: 100% Benessere Estate
Blend Composition: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol: 13.5% by volume
Production: 325 cases
The 2015 growing season started early. As California entered its fourth year of drought, we were fortunate to receive spring rains sufficient to fill our reservoir and saturate the soil. Consistent sun and warmth throughout the growing season led to an early crop of high-quality grapes.
We picked the Sangiovese for our Rosato about two weeks before we picked from the same vineyard block for our red wine, capturing brighter fruit flavors and a lively character. We gently destemmed and crushed the berries before sending them direct to the press, where a long, gentle pressing cycle extracted beautiful juice. We fermented the wine slowly at cool temperatures to maintain the brilliant aromatics.
This bright pale pink wine offers aromas of hibiscus flower and crushed rose petals along with notes of watermelon, raspberry, strawberry, ruby red grapefruit and Sangiovese’s signature Bing cherry. It is crisp and refreshing with a clean finish.
Enjoy with a watermelon, basil and feta salad, pasta with olilve oil, fresh cracked black pepper, pecorino Romano and chili flake, grilled salmon with lemon, pizza with fig, frutti di mare or shrimp alla diavola.
- Matt Reid,Winemaker