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2018 Chalone Vineyard Estate Rosé, Chalone AVA

2018 Chalone Vineyard Estate Rosé, Chalone AVA

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The Grenache grapes were sent directly to press producing a light-colored rosé with flavors of ripe peach, tangerine, green apple, and wet rock. The wine finishes with a lingering citrus flavor. Serve chilled.

The Grenache grapes were sent directly to press producing a light-colored rosé with flavors of ripe peach, tangerine, green apple, and wet rock. The wine finishes with a lingering citrus flavor. Serve chilled.

Winemaker Notes

The 2018 vintage was highlighted by its moderate growing season and average rainfall, resulting in grapes with extra hang time. Cooperative weather during the flowering stage increased fruit yields and created crisp refreshing wines with wonderfully ripe flavors.

Composition

100% Grenache

Wine Specs

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Rosato / Rose
Appellation
Chalone AVA
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
3.23
Aging
3 months in French oak, neutral
Residual Sugar
0.25 g/L
Alcohol %
14.20

Vineyard Notes

Chalone estate vineyard is planted between 1,650 and 1,800 feet of elevation, on top of the Gavilan Mountains on the eastern side of the Salinas Valley. We hand harvested the fruit for this wine from the Tower and Strip Blocks on our estate. Grenache is widely grown in France’s Rhône Valley and in Spain, where it is vinified both as rosé and red wines. At Chalone, we take advantage of both styles.

Production

205 Cases Produced