Rosaleda Rosé of Pinot Noir 2019
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 clone we used for this vintage of Rosaleda is 60% Pommard and 40% Dijon 667. The grapes were harvested September 21, 2019, gently whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented in stainless steel tanks at 55 degrees F. It was bottled in April 2020.
This wine has a lovely salmon color and attractive aromas of Alpine strawberries in the nose, with floral notes of rose petals and a minerality reminiscent of wet stones. On the palate it is balanced and round, with refreshing acidity that complements its fragrant fruit. 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.