2019 Foley Estates Rosé of Grenache, Santa Ynez Valley
This bright, ballerina-pink wine exhibits aromas of juicy watermelon, fresh strawberries and rose petals. On the palate, bright, crisp acidity with flavors reminiscent of ripe strawberries and Rainier cherries marry seamlessly with a raspberry-like finish. This would be a great choice to bring to a pool party or picnic.
The 2019 growing season was notably cooler than average through spring and summer but a burst of heat around Labor Day gave us the push we needed to bump Brix up to their seasonal average. The disease pressure was low but an anomaly of hard frost the first week of October forced us to wrap up picking in a hurry. Mother Nature delivered a roller coaster of weather but with it came nuance and diversity of fruit expression.
92% Grenache, 8% Pinot Noir
Rosato / Rose
December 4, 2019
The wine is made from 92% Grenache and 8% Pinot Noir that we fermented in stainless steel tanks using native yeasts. The wine achieved 1.16 g/L malolactic status and was filtered prior to bottling in December 2019.
The fruit for the 2019 Rosé comes from two of our vineyards - one in the Santa Ynez Valley and the other in Sta. Rita Hills.