Tasting Notes

2017 Estate Cuvee Rosé

Our very first estate rosé made with 95% estate fruit! Our Haven Merlot block gifted us with this full bodied rose with notes of brown sugar, raspberry, citrus peel and rose petal, and Grapefruit, rhubarb and minerality on the palate.
2017 Estate Cuvee Rosé bottle

Technical Information

Appellation: 

95% Haven Vineyard, Yonah Mountain Vineyards (Merlot)5% California (Viognier)

Varietal: 

95% Merlot
5% Viognier

Alc/Vol: 

13%

pH: 

3.45pH

Harvest Date: 

September 20th, 2017

Bottled:

July 6th, 2018

Cases Produced:

223

Good to Know

There are 3 ways to make a rosé...

  • Maceration Method: The maceration method is most commonly used for commercial Rosé. Maceration is when the grapes are pressed and sit in their skins. In red wine-making, maceration usually lasts throughout the fermentation. For Rosé, the juice is separated from the skins before it gets too dark. This is the way we made our Estate Rose.
  • Vin Gris Method: Vin Gris, translates to "Gray Wine" and is when red grapes are used to make a nearly-white wine. Vin Gris uses an extremely short maceration time.

  • The Saignée Method: The Saignée method is capable of producing some of the longest lasting Rosé wines. It is actually a by-product of red winemaking. During the fermentation of a red wine about 10% of the juice is bled off. This process leaves a higher ratio of skin contact on the remaining juice, making the resulting red wine richer and bolder. The leftover bled wine or "Saignée" is then fermented into Rosé.