Absentee Winery 2018 'I Love You My Dear' Rose, Mendocino
Item Number: 13584
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Vineyard Designation: Poor Ranch
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Winemaking Notes: Winemaker Avi Deixler sources all of his fruit from the organically farmed Poor Ranch vineyard. The Carignan fruit is fermented whole cluster (carbonic maceration) in new sealed barrels. This rosé is bottled unfined, unfiltered and with no additional sulfur or additives. Nothing but grapes.
Barrel Program: Most of us don't think much about the chemicals used in wood barrels and the subsequent effect on the wine. Enter Avi Deixler. For his barrel program , Avi sources used barrels and hand sands them inside to remove any residue, flaws or charring blisters from previous use. With absolutely no chemicals remaining in the wood, the fruit's live cultures are best able to naturally influence the wine during fermentation.
Tasting Notes: This is a dry, medium-bodied and slightly savory rosé. Notes of strawberry, red currants and a touch of citrus. I LOVE YOU MY DEAR has just enough weight for a diversity in food pairings.