THE WINE Driving around Eastern Washington, the landscape looks a lot like Provençe. It is scrubby with sagebrush over rolling hills and we believe that making a Provençal style rosé is what we should be doing out here. The wine is made in a complex French style that is relatively rich and has a good dry finish. The base grape of Syrah makes for a bolder, more generous rosé like one might experience in Tavel.
WINEMAKING The 2016 Disruption Rosé is sourced from vineyards in Washington State’s Wahluke Slope. The wine consists of mostly Syrah harvested from the Reed and Talcott Vineyards. Upon picking, the fruit goes direct to press - there is no maceration. This is important because Syrah is so heavily pigmented and will produce a lot of color very quickly. After pressing, a slow, cold fermentation preserves the elegant fruit qualities and aromatic nuances of this rosé. This Syrah is at its core, with Cinsault, Grenache and Mourvedre enhancing and balancing the finished wine.
TASTING NOTES Light berry and citrus flavors emanate from this richly layered rosé. The wine is luscious and fuller in body than many domestic counterparts. Flavors of grapefruit dance on the palate and the finish is long lasting and dry.
FOOD PAIRING Try it with homemade French toast with butter and maple syrup or burrata with crostini and a drizzle of Balsamic vinegar.
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