2017 Le Rosé

2017 Le Rosé
2017 Le Rosé
Tasting notes

Pale pink salmon color. Bright strawberry, lemon peel, cantaloupe, light cherry and just a hint of spiced bubblegum. Fresh and a bit zippy entry, with a creamy and slightly spicy finish. Extremely pleasing and drinkable from morning until night, all year round!

Production notes

Grapes are from Les Gosses, Elephant Mountain and Red Path vineyards. Crushed and pressed on 9/6/17. Co-fermented at a low temperature until it reached dryness on 10/1. Light lees stirring for one week to really accentuate the aromatics and creamy mid palate texture.  

Other notes

Harvest Notes: 2017 started off cold! January stayed in the upper teens for most of the month and dipped into the negatives for a day or two. Along with the cold we had a lot of snow! People were calling it the 60 year freeze, we hadn’t seen a winter like that since 1955. Spring was damp and the hills had never been so green. Things started to heat up around July and August and by August we were surrounded by fires originating in Canada and all up and down the West Coast. There was a blanket of smoke in the sky, which really dampened the suns UV rays.  We think this actually helped the vines slow down ripening due to less photosynthesis taking place.  Luckily the fires were far enough away that smoke taint was not an issue at all. We had a mild September and October which really stretched out the maturation period allowing flavors to develop nicely without Brix getting too high. 2017 was a really interesting year and an exciting one! The resulting wines have been full of color and flavor, especially here on Red Mountain.

Vintage2017
VarietalSyrah
Varietal Composition55% Syrah 25% Grenache 20% Mourvedre
AppellationColumbia Valley AVA
Vineyard55% Les Gosses Vineyard Red Mountain 25% Elephant Mountain Vineyard Columbia Valley, 20% Red Path Vineyard
Acid5.6 g/L
PH3.72
AgingFor optimum fruit flavors and aromas, drink now or within the next year.
Alcohol13.40%
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced380 cases (750ml x 12) and 18 cases (1.5L x 6)
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