La Clarine Farm 2015 'Rose Alors!' Sierra Foothills
Item Number: 10497
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: Sierra Foothills
Grape(s): 50% Syrah / 42% Mourvedre / 8% Counoise
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Case Production: 246
Winemaking Notes: Rosé Alors! is made from 50% Syrah, 42% Mourvedre and 8% Counoise from two different vineyards plots La Clarine farms specifically for rosé wine. The grapes were lightly foot-crushed and pressed directly with a very short time on the skins. Half of the juice was fermented in 600L puncheons and the other half in tank. The two parts were combined after 8 months resting on the lees. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered in the early summer of 2016 and then was hidden in the warehouse until 2017 release. The wine got 15ppm of SO2 at bottling only. Now, after about 10 months of bottle aging, the wine is ready for release.
Tasting Notes: It has a coppery-salmon color and smells of watermelon and pink grapefruit. There's a touch of smoke and spice in there, too. Medium bodied, balanced and lively, it has a nice savory feel and finishes with an appealing herbal note and refreshing acidity. This is a rosé which works very well with food. Enjoy it with salads and fish, or with grilled veggies and chicken. Or just enjoy it on its own. Rosé Alors!