1772 Rose 2018
In 2018, we took the winemaking for the 1772 Rosé to a whole new level. We stored FYBs (small yellow bins) of freshly picked Pinot Noir grapes in refrigeration for two days to enhance the color and aromatics in the wine. The goal was to build complexities while striving for balance. While doing so, 75 percent of the grapes were gently pressed whole cluster, while 25 percent of the grapes were destemmed before being gently pressed. We barrel fermented and aged 25 percent of the Rosé in neutral French oak barrels to build the mouthfeel while preserving the crisp acidity to ensure a refreshing wine that leaves you wanting more.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
The grapes for this wine were picked from four small lots in the Hollister section of Tolosa’s estate vineyard, Edna Ranch. The Hollister section is the closest section of Edna Ranch to the Pacific Ocean, a mere 5 miles. The vines receive a moderating influence from the coastal fog and wind. The cooler climate creates a long growing season helping the grapes retain a bright acidity.
Food Pairing “Rosé is all about freshness, and this wine has it in spades. You'll be happy pairing roast chicken accented by fine herbs with this wine.”
—Master Sommelier Bob Bath
On the Nose:
Ripe red cherries and yellow plum with accented notes of rose
On the Palate:
Youthful tart red fruits with ripe apple in this medium bodied wine showcasing a fresh acidity
Stainless steel fermentation tanks
25% of the wine was aged in neutral French oak barrels