2020 ROSÉ ESPÉRANCE
Our Estate, the Curtis Vineyard, is planted to about 50 acres of a great selection of Rhône varieties, including a variety that is particularly well suited to Rosé production, Cinsault. It makes up many of the delicious, light, and dry Rosé bottlings that remind folks of sunny breezy days spent in the south of France (even if you have never been there). We are crazy proud of this new release. It is nearly 100% Cinsault. The grapes were all harvested at peak Rosé maturity (early, with a lower sugar and brighter acidity), in the middle of the night, and then gently pressed off skins as free-run juice. Fermentation was encouraged to start asap, in 100% stainless steel. We aged the wine in the same tank, on lees, choosing to only pump it once, as it was transferred to bottle. The resulting wine is wonderfully light, yet complex, and full of personality. Yes, there are plenty of fruity notes, but this is definitely not a kool-aid Rosé of yesteryear from California. Rather, it is very much in the moment. Dry, light, very refreshing. This should be your go to wine this summer!