Martha Stoumen 2021 'Post Flirtation' Rose, California
Item Number: 17123
Sub Region: California
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 88% Zinfandel 2021 / 12% Vermentino 2019
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 994
Vinification Notes: The Zinfandel was pressed immediately, settled overnight, and then racked off gross lees. It fermented and aged in stainless steel for 6 months. The Vermentino was foot trodden for a bit of skin contact before going into the press, then fermented and aged in neutral barrels on fine lees for 2.5 years. The Zinfandel was lightly filtered; Vermentino remained unfiltered before blending and bottling. The wine is unfined; sediment expected.
SO2 Notes: Free SO2 8 mg/L, total SO2 41 mg/L.
Vineyard Notes: The Zinfandel is from North Ponderosa Vineyards, Nevada City, Sierra Foothills; certified organic vineyard; deep Boomer soils (decomposed granite rock, clay). The Vermentino is from Venturi Vineyard, Calpella, Mendocino County; dry-farmed (non-irrigated), certified organic vineyard; Pinole gravelly loam soils.
Tasting Notes: Watermelon agua fresca and red clay show on the nose. Lemon curd, acacia, and prickly pear appear on the palate, and a precise dry finish. Post Flirtation Rosé is absolutely refreshing alone but also great with food.
Martha's Notes: "What I love most about rosé is how versatile it is with food. If you’re not sure what to pair with, rosé can usually fit the bill. Typically I prefer using barrels for our rosé fermentations to soften the fruitiness a bit, but this year’s Zinfandel from the Sierra Foothills came off the press bursting with such a uniquely charming savory profile that we opted to keep the wine in stainless steel throughout élevage, blending in a splash of dry-farmed and deeply concentrated aged Vermentino to ground and frame the cuvée (like we added a bit of lux gold crown molding to your favorite modern interior). With or without food, this is a classic Post Flirtation wine—exuberant and almost too easy to drink! Explore the interplay between fresh and savory flavors over the course of a glass (or bottle!), as the wine warms slightly and more of those savory notes come alive."