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2017 Grenache Noir Rosé

This is the first crop from these new vines and we couldn’t be happier with this wine -- classic watermelon & fragrant floral aromas permeate the nose and on the palate it is light and crisp while offering a pleasing mouthfeel.  A lovely warm weather sipper! Serve Chilled.

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$24.00
 
SKU: 1076
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Grenache Noir
Appellation
San Antonio Valley
Harvest Date
August 29, 2017
Fermentation
Cold fermented in stainless steel
Bottling Date
January 11, 2018
Alcohol %
13.2
Winemaker Notes
The drought affected the San Antonio drastically. Tre Gatti is normally mostly dry-farmed (it is normally not irrigated unless absolutely necessary) but lack of winter rain put a great deal of stress on these vines and it was difficult to farm during those years. This vineyard has traditionally focused on Syrah but the Getzelmans recently planted Grenache Noir in response to seeing how a few vines of this varietal had performed during the harshest drought years. Grenache is very hearty and will produce a large crop almost in defiance of difficult conditions and it remained in character at Tre Gatti!
Vineyard Notes
This lovely, fragrant, dry rose is sourced from a small vineyard planted on a perfectly situated hillside vineyard in the southern reaches of Monterey County, not far from the town of Lockwood. Tre Gatti is owned and cared-for by Paul and Paula Getzelman who are self-taught vineyardists who farm the property themselves. The care and pride in the vineyard shows. Head-trained vines are planted in soil that any Rhône aficionado would appreciate – calcareous, well-drained, rocky soil on a southerly slope.
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