SERRES RANCH | SONOMA VALLEY
Tasting Notes: Our 2018 Aleatico Rosé is truly a beautifully hued wine. Think soft, pink peonies with tantalizing rose petal aromas. Notes of strawberry cream and lychee fruit are framed with refreshing lively acid. Alone or with food, Aleatico Rosé is a palate pleaser.
Varietal: Aleatico is a dark red Italian grape variety that is often used to produce dessert wines. It has Muscat-like aromas and is an early ripening varietal that often produces fragrant esoteric wines.
Vineyard: Serres Ranch is a family owned vineyard nestled in the Valley of the Moon where surrounding mountain ranges narrow this site to the smallest part of the valley. Thus, creating a unique micro climate suitable for growing world class red varietals.
Vintage: With ideal conditions during flowering and a cooler, dry year, yields were up and the quality surperb. The large crop set resulted in our team making mulitple thinning passes of the fruit leaving only that of the highest quality. Due to mild temperatures, harvest started two weeks later than in 2017. With only one rain event at the beginning of October and clear skies from then on, the fruit was able to have a long time to reach textbook maturity.
Winemaker: Jamie Benziger
Harvested: September 2018
Label Artist: Nathan Haenlein | Santa Rosa, CA
Cellaring: Drink now