We decided on a specific block of Cab Franc from Seven Hills for our Rose. The most important thing is making sure the block is farmed specifically for Rose. We are extremely happy with this block and the ideal fruit it produces for our Rose.
We decided to pick this fruit on 9/22. The most important thing in making rose is the acid. We picked based solely on acid to make sure we preserved the crispness for this wine.
Traditionally, Syrah and Viognier grow well in similar areas. We love the Syrah we get from Les Collines and we decided to add the Viognier from the same vineyard. Les Collines is positioned perfectly to grow these two Rhone grapes.
This fruit was harvested on 9/25/2020. That was when the sugar/acid balance was perfect. Drew was sampling this fruit every two days to make sure it was picked at the exact right spot.
The fruit was immediately pressed and went into 3 neutral barrels. These barrels were all treated differently with three different strains of yeast to add complexity to the final product.
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