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2019 La Clarine Farm 'Angle of Repose' Rosé

$24.00
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The Gist

  • Grape Varieties: 79% Grenache, 21% Tannat
  • Somerset, California
  • Organic farming
  • Whole cluster, spontaneous co-fermentation in flex tank; aged in tanks and puncheons
  • Unfined/Unfiltered
  • No added SO2
  • 12.8% ABV
  • 171 cases made
  • Distributed by Sylvester Rovine Selections

From the winemakers, "Here’s a new wine from a new vineyard site we had planted for us 4 years ago. It sits on a rocky, clay soil, and we had Grenache and Tannat planted. The goal is to co-ferment these two wildly different varieties - some experiments with here two grapes in our home vineyard lead us to believe it could make a cool wine.

As the vines are very young, we decided a rosé would be the best course of action.

Both varieties were picked together and whole cluster pressed into flextank for spontaneous fermentation. The wine went through malolactic as well. After fermentation, we racked the wine into a combo of tank and puncheons for aging.

The resultant wine, which we call a “winter rosé”, has a brilliant sockeye salmon color, and a nose of watermelon and strawberry, with a hint of vanilla. Medium to full bodied in the mouth, with herbs, red fruits and minerals. A touch of tannins in the finished lends this wine a great versatility with a wide range of foods - it’s got the gravitas for gras."