ROSÉ OF GRENACHE
Saracina is located along the Upper Russian River in northern California’s wine country. The 400-acre ranch which includes a winery and sustainably farmed vineyards, is also home to a 140-year-old olive trees, vegetable gardens, beehives, and local birds and wildlife. The handcrafted, limited production Saracina wines reflect a conscious sense of this beautiful place in Mendocino County. Founded by husband and wife team John Fetzer and Patty Rock in 2001, Saracina has always been defined by a strong sense of family. In 2018, Marc Taub took on stewardship of Saracina, upholding the spirit of family ownership that has defined this iconic Mendocino County winery since inception.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
Hand harvested at less than 21 brix, this exciting new Rosé of Grenache was sourced from the Lakeview Vineyard just two miles south of the Saracina Estate. Grapes are grown along the Russian River in classic gravel and alluvial soil.WINEMAKING
Grapes were picked by hand on September 20, 2021, harvested intentionally for the Rosé program, destemmed, and the whole berries transferred directly to press for a two-hour soak, then pressed gently to tank. The settled juice was fermented to dryness in small stainless barrels and tanks. The barrel and tank lots were assembled with fine lees in December and left on those lees until two weeks prior to bottling in February 2022.TASTING NOTES
This vintage offers an incredibly lovely springtime freshness that is eminently drinkable. Light red berry notes, clean and crisp with a sustained lively finish. Mediterranean style grilled fish, summer veggies, in particular a tomato and watermelon salad come to mind as admirable pairings. Or enjoy a glass on its own!