Grenache Rose 2013

Grenache Rose 2013

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Winemaker Notes

The beautiful color, fresh aromas, and elegant texture of this rosé are the result of slowly fermenting the free run juice of grapes farmed to make this style of wine. This dry wine entices with aromas of pink grapefruit, dusty cherry, and citrus blossom coupled with flavors of raspberries and strawberries. The finish is crisp with notes of minerality. It pairs well with a variety of traditional tapas, roast chicken or grilled fish.

Awards, Ratings, Reviews

Double Gold Medal, 2014 Oregon Wine Awards

Double Gold Medal, Wine Press Northwest's 2014 Platinum Judging

Best of Class/Gold Medal, 2014 Pacific Rim Wine Competition

Top Pick as a Heavy Hitter rosé by Jon Bonne in his article, "Is pink the new white" on SFGate.com.

Statesman Journal's Victor Panichkul Wine: Try rosés from Oregon, "This 100 percent grenache wonder has an antique-rose pink color, aromas of pink grapefruit and hibiscus, and flavors of raspberries and cherries. The finish is dry, slaty and crisp." 

Value Pick, Oregon Wine Press

 

Technical Notes

Fruit Source:  Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation:  Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date:  18 September 2013
At harvest:  Sugar; 22.8° brix  
Varietal Composition: 100% Grenache (lightly pressed, free run juice)
At bottling:  sugar; nil   pH; 3.03   TA; 7.05 grams/liter 
Cooperage:  Stainless Steel 
Closure:  Screwcap
Bottling date:  26 February 2014
Alcohol:  13.5% by volume
Case Production:  384 (750 mL)