Region: Mendocino, California
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soils: Red clay soils
Vinification: 4 hr maceration/foot tread
Aging: 6 months in neutral french oak
Fining or Filtering: None
Sulfur: 10 ppm at bottling
Notes from the Importer: In California, you don’t get to work with a lot of older vines, so when you get the opportunity to, you have to jump on it. Carignan does exceptionally well in Mendocino; there’s a reason why these old vines have been around for 80 years and dry farmed for the entirety of that period.
We really love slightly darker rose’s with character, depth, and acidity. This creates a great drinking experience for drinkers of wine with all levels of appreciation & knowledge. Upon opening of this bottle, you immediately get hit with the fruit and acidity – making it a great apero or picnic wine. Once you let it open for 20-30 minutes, the complexity & depth of the old vines really shine through.
This wine reminds us of some of the L’Anglore rose’s that we’ve had, as well as Cerasuolo’s from Abbruzo. In it’s infancy it’s very quaffable and fun to drink, though it certainly has the aging potential to go for a long time.