Las Jaras Wines 2021 'Superbloom' Carbonic Pink Zero Zero, California (Madera Foothills)
Item Number: 17004
Sub Region: Central Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Love Ranch Vineyard
Grape(s): 21% Mourvèdre / 19% Marsanne / 15% Roussane / 14% Carignan / 11% Viognier / 10% Grenache Noir / 7% Grenache Blanc / 3% Picpoul Blanc
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 10.5
Total Acidity: 6.2 g/L
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Granitic schist
Elevation: 2,000 feet
Winemaker Notes: "Our wild idea with this wine was to co-ferment red and white Rhône varieties from a single vineyard, then to keep completely natural by adding nothing and taking nothing away in the cellar. All vintages of this wine contain about a third red and two-thirds white grapes. We call this “California Table Wine,” but don’t be fooled by the humble name. Superbloom is a complex, utterly unique wine that expresses the uniqueness of Love Ranch Vineyard in the sierra Foothills. The red grapes give this wine a spicy nose and plenty of texture, while the white grapes add beautiful salted watermelon and rhubarb notes, plus a clean, mineral finish. Superbloom is named after the wildflowers that erupt in the desert after a wetter-than-normal rainy season. They’re a sign that winter is over and warmer, happier days are ahead." - Joel Burt
Vineyard Notes: Almost all of the grapes come from Love Ranch Vineyard in Madera County, near Coarsegold. This certified organic vineyard is situated near the southern gate of Yosemite on rolling hills at about 2,000 feet above sea level. The climate is very hot there; it can get up to 90 degrees F by 10am. The soils are free-draining granitic schist. This combination of factors means the grapes ripen quickly, and fruit from Love Ranch is often the first harvested each year. In 2021, the Mourvèdre and Grenache Noir had low yields, so Carignan was added from Aspesi Ranch, an old vine vineyard near Fresno that is farmed organically by Oscar Ramos, who also farms Love Ranch.
Winemaking Notes: This is a carbonic co-ferment wine that comes from the blending of several stainless steel tanks, each of which is treated differently. The lots are combined once they were dry. Primary and malolactic fermentation are native. There are no additions to this wine.