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2013 Rose

2013 Rose
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Blend - red
Vineyard Designation
Fort Bowie Vineyards and New Mexico Vineyard
Harvest Date
August 28, September 25 & 27, 2013
Acid
TA: 6.1 g/L
pH
3.5
Aging
Barbera was aged 2 months in 100% neutral French oak before being blended in tank. Sangiovese was aged enirely in stainless steel. Montepulciano was aged 4+ months in 100% neutral French oak before being blended in tank.
Alcohol %
14
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A dry, fruity rosé made by whole-cluster pressing red grapes with fruity character and by pulling “saigne” from red batches of those varietals. The Montepulciano portion was de-stemmed and allowed to sit an extra 24 hours on the skins before pressing, giving an even brighter, fruitier nose reminiscent of red Jolly Ranchers.
Vineyard Notes
47% Barbera and 43% Sangiovese Cochise County Arizona from Fort Bowie Vineyards at 3,900 Ft. elevation. 10% Montepulciano from SW New Mexico at 4,300 Ft. elevation.
Production Notes
Barbera and Sangiovese were whole-cluster pressed. Montepulciano was de-stemmed and cold-soaked 24 hours prior to pressing. Chilled and settled 36 hours prior to racking. Fermented with specially selected yeasts in stainless steel at 55 F for 20 days. Malolactic fermentation inhibited. This wine did NOT undergo heat-stabilization and is filtered, but unfined. Residual sugar: <0.25%
Production
80 cases
Other Notes
Drink within 1-2 years.
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