2022 Rosé of Grenache
The fruit for this Morgan release is sourced from the Mission Ranch vineyard in the Arroyo Seco appellation. Located on the west side of the Salinas Valley, Arroyo Seco (meaning ‘dry river’) is uniquely characterized by an ancient riverbed surrounded by alluvial benchlands. Well-drained, stone-laden soil and cool coastal influence from nearby Monterey Bay yield grapes with concentrated flavor and balanced acidity.
Our Rosé of Grenache is produced using fruit dedicated solely to rosé production, picked at lower sugar and higher acids. The grapes were destemmed and left to macerate for one hour, then 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 summer releases. Lively aromas of white peach, ruby grapefruit, bubblegum, and orange blossom are followed by flavors of nectarine and honeydew. Dry and light bodied, this wine is incredibly versatile – try it chilled for a patio lunch with caprese salad and salmon tartare.
"A soft shade of pink in the glass, this rosé of Grenache entertains the nose with generous cotton candy and bubblegum aromas that are cut by hints of lime soda and wet stone. The palate shows more of a mineral side at first, offering crushed seashells before riding through lime pith and rounded melon flavors." - Matt Kettmann, November 2023
"Morgan's Rosé of Grenache is a crowd pleaser that’s on the dry side — meaning it’s a candidate for turning on your white Zinfandel friends to the pleasures of less sugar. Nectarine, strawberry and lemon run from start to finish, and you will keep coming back until the bottle is empty. That’s what summer is for, right?" - Rich Cook, August 2023