2013 MATCHBOOK ROSÉ OF TEMPRANILLO

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This pretty Rosé is an Estate Bottled blend of Tempranillo, Syrah, Graciano and Malbec grown in our Matchbook Vineyard. The lovely aromas of melons, marshmallow ambrosia and lime zest are followed up with flavors of white peaches, cream soda and strawberry. The finish is a lively blend of lime, citrus and a hint of melon. This charming wine is not complicated, but it is definitely not boring. Pair with spicy Thai food or sushi. And it is always a delightful aperitif.

TASTING NOTES

 

Blend: 75% Rosé of Tempranillo, 13% Rosé of Syrah, 6% Rosé of Graciano, 6% Rosé of Malbec
Production: 965 cases

GROWING SEASON

 

2013 was another perfect vintage out here in the Dunnigan Hills AVA. Cool nights and hot days maximized ripeness and intensity. No rain to spoil the grapes, and a long hang time to maximize flavor.

WINEMAKING NOTES

 

24 hours after we crushed our Tempranillo grapes, we “bled” a small percentage of the juice off the skins before it had a chance to color up. This juice was then slowly and naturally cold fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The 2013 fermentation took almost three months to complete, producing a wine with beautiful aromatics and a delicate color. We blended in a small amount of estate Rosé of Syrah, Graciano and Malbec for added complexity.

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