2019 Rose - Mokelumne River Lodi

$24.00

Overview

2019 ROSE

  • Fruity and bright yet still reasonably dry
  • The color of rare gems
  • Strawberry and melon
  • Fun and flirty, like your neighbors pool guy
  • Perfectly paired with a vineyard sunset

Our 2019 Rosé is a blend of fruit grown in our estate vineyard, and Mule Plane vineyard situated 2.9 miles west-southwest (as the crow flies) from the winery. One vineyard is 100 years old; the other is five years old. Average age is 52.5 years old; old enough for some wineries to unashamedly market their ‘product’ as “Old Vine Wine!” Good for them, but that isn’t our style. As our winemaker says to anyone who takes him seriously, “It ain’t old vine nuthin’ unless you can prove its older than me.”

The fruit in this bottle was grown with the intent of crafting a blanc de noir (white from black) wine in the French Provence style of Rose. (low sugar, bright acidity, fresh fruit flavors.) To make a pink-tinted wine from red grapes is a complex process, but not a secret. The fruit from each vineyard was crushed separately, allowed to sit on the skins to pick up color, then fermented separately in stainless steel tanks at 55F. To retain crisp, refreshing acidity malolactic fermentation was not allowed. After clarification and stabilization, the two components were blended, filtered and bottled. No oak trees were harmed in the production of this great bottle of wine.

 

ALC: 12.5%

pH: 3.41

TA: 6.2 g/L

RS: 0.6 g/L

 

CERTIFIED LODI RULES

 

GROWER:                    BILL & JOHN SHINN

VINEYARD:                  M2 ESTATE & MULE PLANE VINEYARD

APPELLATION:           MOKELUMNE RIVER – LODI

LOCATION:                 2900 E PELTIER RD/21800 DAVIS RD

WINEMAKER:             LAYNE MONTGOMERY

 

HARVEST DATES: AUGUST 22, 2019 (M2 VNYD)/SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 (MULE PLANE VNYD)

LENGTH OF FERMENTATION: ABOUT 60 DAYS

YEAST: CROSS-EVOLUTION & ZYMAFLORE X5

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: NONE

OAK: NONE

COMPOSITION: A WINEMAKER’S SECRET

BOTTLING DATE: FEBRUARY 13, 2020

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RELEASE:

QTY: 224 CASES PRODUCED

2019 Rose - Mokelumne River Lodi

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