2015 Lee Family Farm Rosé
Our Rosé is produced using the saigneé method – juice “bled” from the skins of red grapes. The 2015 Lee Family Farm Rose is 100% Pinot Noir. After the Pinot Noir grapes were gently pressed, the lightly colored juice was transferred into a stainless steel tank for fermentation. The lack of air and oak contact yields a wine with round fruit flavors and refreshing acidity, making it bright and ready-to-enjoy while young.
The grapes for this vintage were grown on the Morgan home estate – our Organic Certified and Sustainably farmed Double L Vineyard.
The 2015 growing season saw a continuation of the long drought in California. The lower than normal rainfall totals and very dry winter led to early budbreak. The vineyards proximity to Monterey Bay mitigated the few heat events, allowing for a fairly normal, gentle, long ripening period. Fruit quality from the 2015 vintage was excellent, given the earlier than normal harvest and lighter crop yields.
Rosé is one of our favorite spring releases. Bright fruit flavors and racy acidity are cleansing and refreshing. The youthful fruit flavors and refreshing acidity of our Rosé make for a great wine to enjoy on a hot afternoon. Lively aromas of rose petals, strawberry, and lemon are followed by a crisply flavored palate of pomegranate, tart strawberry and cinnamon. Bright acidity makes this wine incredibly food versatile – try it well chilled for a patio lunch with cracked crab or cold salmon atop fresh greens and young tomatoes.