This is what happens when you take some really old Carignane (like pushing the century mark) and turn it into a bad-ass rosé. All fresh strawberry up front, the wine's surprising depth and acidity keep things exciting. The bone-dry finish hangs around longer than you might expect.
Though we've worked with this grape for a number of years, we'd never done a rosé. I'm so stoked that we did! This vineyard is one of the few still around with any real age on it. Head-trained and farmed like a boss by our good friend Matt, it produces a stunning wine. After harvest and fermentation (all in stainless steel), the wine was aged for nine months. The final alcohol content is 12.8% by volume and a total of 104 cases were produced.