2016 Rosé of Grenache
Grenache from the Arroyo Seco is the basis for this “vin gris style” dry Rose for our Morgan label.
Vineyards in the Arroyo Seco are subject to strong afternoon winds and evening to early morning fog. These cooling influences create one of the longest growing seasons in North America, yielding grapes with fully developed flavors and bright acidity.
Our Rosé is produced using fruit dedicated solely for Rose production, picked at lower sugar and higher acids. The 2016 Grenache of Rose is made from 100% Grenache grapes. After the Grenache grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed, the lightly colored juice was transferred into a stainless steel tank for fermentation. The clean fermentation yields a wine with round fruit flavors and refreshing acidity, making it bright and ready-to-enjoy while young.
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 watermelon and ruby red grape fruit are followed by a crisply flavored palate of strawberry, cherry blossom, and herbs de Provence. 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.