Rosaleda Rosé of Pinot Noir 2018
Why "Rosaleda"? Rosaleda means 'rose garden' in Spanish, and the name evokes the beautiful color of this rosé as well as the fragrant floral notes of this special vineyard.
The Doña Margarita Vineyard: Named after the late matriarch of the Torres family, this sustainable 20-acre vineyard is located on the Bohemian Highway, between Freestone and Occidental, in the Sonoma Coast AVA (appellation of origin). The cool breezes and drifting fog from the Pacific Ocean, only six miles away, make it an ideal site for Pinot Noir. Planted in the European style of super-high density, with 2,340 vines per acre, the yields are low and labor is intensive; but the vines live longer and the grapes acquire better balance and greater concentration, as well as more elegance and finesse.
The Clones: The clone we used for this vintage of Rosaleda is 100% Dijon 115.
The Vinification: The grapes were harvested September 21, 2018, gently whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented in stainless steel tanks at 55 degrees F. It was bottled in March 2019.
Tasting Notes: Engaging, intense aromas of wild Alpine strawberries, great acid balance and refreshing minerality, reminiscent of wet stones. The palate is complex and persistent with floral notes of rose petals. Easy to drink and perfect as an apéritif or with foods like tapas, seafood and light dishes. I would recommend serving it at 46-48 F.