2019 Rosé of Grenache
Grenache from Arroyo Seco is the basis for this Provençal style, dry Rosé.
Vineyards in Arroyo Seco are subject to strong afternoon winds and 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 to Rosé production, picked at lower sugar and higher acids. The grapes were foot stomped and left to macerate for 4 - 24 hours, then whole cluster pressed. Its clean fermentation yielded a wine with bright fruit flavors and refreshing acidity, making it light and approachable.
Rosé is one of our favorite spring releases. Bright fruit flavors and racy acidity are cleansing and refreshing. Lively aromas of strawberry, orange creamsicle and rose petal are followed by flavors of ruby red grapefruit and lychee. Dry and medium bodied, with nice viscosity and bright acidity, make this wine incredibly versatile – try it chilled for a patio lunch with cracked crab, or cold salmon atop fresh greens and young tomatoes.
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"A light-yellow shade of pink, this bottling begins with a sharp orange-peel tang that cuts into the slightly fatter aromas of rose petal and rosewater. There is an immense amount of grip to the sip, where mandarin-pith, honeysuckle and jasmine flavors are undercut by an herbal streak of shiso leaf." - Matt Kettmann, October 2020
"Pale salmon pink, smooth and lush with deep, lush fruit and crisp acidity; another home run for this winery that usually bats 1.000." - Anthony Dias Blue, July 2020
"Light pink/salmon-hued, the 2019 Rose of Grenache has classy notes of dried strawberries, orange blossom, and salty, spicy nuances. It's medium-bodied and well-balanced, with nicely integrated acidity and a great finish. I'd be thrilled to drink a bottle any time over the coming summer months." - Jeb Dunnuck, August 2020
"With fruit dedicated solely to the production of rosé, Morgan’s 2019 blend of 86% Grenache and 14% Cinsault was created from grapes picked at just the right time to maintain higher acidity and lower sugar. Perfectly crisp and dry with fantastic balance of fresh, bright fruit, this bottle tastes above its price range." - Misty, August 2020