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2016 Rosé de Grenache by the case

$210.00

SOLD OUT Awarded 92 points and a GOLD medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. A beautifully pale Rosé made in the classic Provençal style from the Mathis Vineyard. Soft, fresh and vibrant with the flavors of watermelon and raspberry--amazingly versatile. It's a superb pairing with many foods, as well as the perfect standalone sipper. Case price is a $25 discount and includes free shipping.

TASTING NOTES

A classic, Provençal style rose with pale salmon coloring and super low phenolic extraction. Texturally soft, delicate and fresh, it pairs well with a broad variety of summer fair, especially grilled meats and vegetables, and is astonishingly refreshing served icy cold in the heat of the day. Vivid floral aromas dominate the nose, with sweet raspberry and watermelon fruit in the mouth. A great vintage for the Mathis vineyard!

PRODUCTION NOTES

VINTAGE: 2016 
APPELLATION: Sonoma Valley
VARIETAL(S): 100% Grenache
VINEYARD: Mathis Vineyard
HARVEST: September 11, 2016 
AGING: 3 Months, Stainless Steel
ALCOHOL: 13.2%
CASES: 444 
pH: 3.35
TA: 6.1 g/L
RS: 0.24% (Dry)

VINEYARD DESCRIPTION

Peter Mathis with glass of Mathis Rose de GrenacheThe 2016 Rosé de Grenache is made from my vineyard in the hills above the town of Sonoma, with the fruit for this wine coming from the 700 and 800 blocks of Grenache. Planted in 1999, these blocks are mixed with clone 513 and 515 and are field grafted to St. George rootstock.

FERMENTATION NOTES

Delivered whole cluster (without crushing) directly to press. This traditional Rosé method coupled with a slow, cold fermentation allowed for delicate coloration and exquisite fruit expression. 100% native yeast.

BOTTLING DATE

December 7, 2016

HARVEST NOTES

Generous Spring rains led to healthy growth and near perfect vine balance in 2016.  Yields were small, as in 2015, and the grapes highly concentrated - one of the finest vintages for the Mathis Vineyard. The Rosé blocks were picked pre-dawn when the fruit is at its coolest, helping lower phenolic extraction when handling at the winery.

ACCOLADES

GOLD MEDAL - 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition (92 points)

GOLD MEDAL - 2017 San Diego Wine Challenge

GOLD MEDAL - 2017 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

SILVER MEDAL - 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

SONOMA MAGAZINE - May 2017, 22 Best Sonoma Rosé Wines to Drink All Summer

Sonoma Magazine Review - 2016 Rosé de Grenache