Penya Rose 2016
Cases de Pene is a tiny village in the Roussillon region of Southern France, just 30 miles north of Spain. Ceded to France in the mid 17th century, the area is still known as “French Catalonia”. We celebrate this heritage with the Catalan spelling of the ancient Château and village Cooperative: “Penya”.
Blend of 96% Grenache Noir, 4% Syrah from Vin de Pays des Cote Catalanes, with yields just over 3 tons/acre. The Grenache Noir vines average 25-35 years in age, the Syrah 10-15 years.
Direct pressing, with no maceration. Temperature controlled fermentation in traditional cement tanks. No malolactic conversion. Matured 3 months on the fine lees and bottled young.
Tasting Notes: Offers fresh aromas of Rainier cherries, garrigue, and hints of red raspberry and melon. Rich, full-bodied, yet bright on the palate.