2018 Chalone Vineyard Estate Rosé, Chalone AVA
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 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.
Rosato / Rose
3 months in French oak, neutral
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.
205 Cases Produced