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2023 Malene
Rosé of Grenache

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Tasting Notes

Indulge in the refined elegance of our Estate Rosé of Grenache, hailing from our estate vineyards nestled in the heart of San Luis Obispo. This captivating rosé weaves together white peach and green strawberry notes, intertwined with the crisp minerality of wet stone and a hint of briny salinity. Its vibrant natural acidity adds depth to the texture and extends the finish, offering an incomparable tasting experience.

Food Pairing Notes

Pairs well with coastal oysters, caviar on blinis, sea salt chips, and new potatoes, elevating each bite with its crisp elegance.

Vineyard Notes

A cool site less than 5 miles from the Pacific is not what we would normally consider for Grenache but the metrics become different when it’s planted specifically for rosé. These are our only Estate grown grapes for Malene. Because we farm them with our own team, they get a lot of special attention and that makes a difference. The clay loam soils on this cool site delay ripening and harvest occurs in October. This delayed ripening is good for rose, giving full flavor development at lower sugars. The fruit has to travel less than 1/4 mile to the winery so it arrives in perfect condition.

The grapes for our Estate Rosé of Grenache are hand-picked and sorted in the cool of the early night, arriving on our crush pad with the dawn. They are whole cluster pressed to neutral French oak barriques using a very gentle press program similar to what is used in Champagne. Allowed to ferment with indigenous yeasts and put through partial malolactic fermentation, this wine is aged on lees for six months with periodic battonage to promote richness and complexity. A small portion of carefully selected new French oak adds structure to the mid palate of the wine.

Wine Specs
Rosé of Grenache
San Luis Obispo Coast
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