You know that moment right after sunset, before the stars are out in full—what poets call the “violet hour”? That’s the moment to open this wine. Call it a nighttime rosé, if you’d like. Drink it with food and friends for a perfect summer apéro. The wild idea with this wine was to co-ferment red and white Rhône varieties from a single vineyard, keeping in natural by not adding or taking away anything. Starts with spices on the nose, plenty of watermelon and rhubard notes and a clean but textured mineral finish.
We love it with… 🌮🌅🐙
Type: Red, Rosé
Grape: 16% Roussanne, 14% Mourvèdre, 16% Grenache Noir, 10% Grenache Blanc, 27% Marsanne, 7% Picpoul Blanc, 10% Carignan
Region: The majority of the fruit comes from Love Ranch vineyard in Madera County in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and the Carignan comes from Aspesi Ranch near Fresno.
Vinification: Love Ranch is certified organic. Aspesi Ranch is farmed organically by the same farmer as Love Ranch. This is a carbonic wine made in three tanks, each treated differently. The first was a warm carbonic for 7 days at 80F, the second was a warm 5 day carbonic, the last tank was an all white grape cold 7 day carbonic at 60F. After press, the juice from each lot fermented separately in stainless steel and were combined once they were dry. Primary and malolactic fermentation were native. There were no additions to this wine.