2019 Big Basin Rose
While this Rosé is in the same wheelhouse as the 2018 version (that was Carignane dominant), the 2019 expresses an interplay of Grenache and Carignane that adds to the intrigue and complexity of the wine. Like a proper whole cluster pressed rosé, the color is a pale pink/peach. The indigenous fermentation for this wine was very long and slow and only completed a couple of weeks prior to bottling. As a result, there is a trace of sediment (or cloudiness if it gets mixed up) as we did not filter out the tiny amount of spent yeast that was still not settled when we bottled. It has both wonderful texture and vibrant acidity that keeps it fresh and alive (refreshing!) The nose is floral with hints of peach and apricot. On the palate, the minerality comes through as crushed rocks with hints of stone fruit and just enough mouthwatering acidity to power a clean, but long finish. 420 cases produced.