Rose of Merlot 2014 Le Flirt RSM142

Rose of Merlot 2014 Le Flirt RSM142

“Le Flirt” is a bright, fresh rosé made from Merlot grapes grown in the coolest area of our vineyard. Pressed after short contact with the skins and fermented at very cool temperatures, this wine has luscious flavors of freshly picked cherries and wild strawberries.

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About this wine

Pairs well with tomatoes, watermelon, lobster, seared salmon, tuna or duck and pasta with fresh puttanesca sauce.

Wine profile

Vintage
2014
Wine Type
Estate
Varietal
100% Merlot
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Acid
0.62 g/100ml
pH
3.37
Alcohol
14.5%

Vineyard Notes

The Merlot grapes to make this wine were harvested from the coolest part of our vineyard near Wine Creek.

Harvest:  September 4th, 2014

Production Notes

Fermentation:  The grapes were put into a press and allowed to sit on skins for 5 hours to extract just the brightest fruit flavors, and then gently pressed.  The juice was racked into stainless tank and fermented at a very cool temperature to retain fresh fruit flavors.

Cooperage / Aging:  The wine was aged for 6 months in stainless steel tank.

Bottling Date:  April 29, 2015

Winemaker Notes

Color:  Pale strawberry color

Aromas:  Wild strawberries, fresh cherries

Palate:  Bright acidity, fresh strawberry and cherry flavors

Production

263 Cases