Abacela

Grenache Rose 2009

Rosado 2009

Awards, Ratings and Reviews

Review by Matt Kramer, The Oregonian

Excellent, "Particular blocks are targeted for this pink and perfumy sipper that opens with pomegranate, Rainier cherry, persimmon, cinnamon and vanilla aromas. Boysenberries and citrus spill onto the palate with bright acidity and a resumption of the pomegranate and cherry. There's no show of tannin, making this quite quaffable, with a bite of Cameo apple in the finish." Wine Press Northwest

"Quite dry, with lovely fruit character that brings an impression of fruit sweetness. Fresh and tangy, with a mix of cranberry and cherry flavors, it’s a perfect summer sipper." - Paul Gregutt, The Spokesman-Review (May 2010) Full article

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

In its native land of Spain Grenache is known as Garnacha, and a wine of this style, a rosado. We farm certain vineyard blocks for the sole purpose of making this rosé.

The beautiful color, fresh aromas, and bright acidity are the result of brief skin contact and a slow, cold fermentation. Aromas of fresh strawberries, melon, and grapefruit with flavors of cherries, spice, and raspberries belie the fact that this wine is dry.

This rosé/rosado pairs well with traditional tapas, and is great on a warm summer afternoon.

Technical Notes

Source of fruit: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards

Appellation: Umpqua Valley Oregon

Harvest date: 11, 12 October 2009

Varietal Composition: Garnacha (96%), Tempranillo (4%)

At Harvest: Sugar; 22.3° Brix; pH; 3.24, TA; 6.71 gms/liter

Cooperage: Stainless Steel

At bottling: Sugar; nil

Bottling Date: 2 March 2010

Case Production: 289 (750 mL)

Closure: Stelvin

Alcohol: 13.2% by volume

Release Date: 1 May 2010

M S R P: $14.00 (750 mL) SOLD OUT

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