Ampelos Rose of Syrah 2016

$ 21.25

Blend of 80% Syrah, 15% Grenache and 5% Riesling from Santa Barbara County. 

Crisp fruit flavors is the aim for Ampelos Rosé. This happens through:

  • Fermenting in stainless steel tanks
  • Utilizing native yeast fermentations
  • Cold fermentation (maintaining the temperature at 55 degrees) to retain the volatile fruit esters
  • Preventing secondary fermentation to avoid “buttery” flavors
  • No oak barrels used​

Tasting Notes:

• color is bright pink/salmon – looks like it will glow in the dark • nose are hints of fresh strawberries, with watermelon, pomegranate, jollyrancher and pink lady apples • minerality is crisp and slate-like • palate of white lilies, bright red fruit and herbs – nice tropical lift from the riesling • finish is long & filled with the aforementioned fruits. nose of straw- and raspberries, with watermelon and pomegranate