Tolosa Estate Rose 2016
85% Pinot Noir, 15% Grenache
This Rosé of Pinot Noir reflects the minimal influence of winemaking to capitalize on the maximum expression of the fruit. The juice for this wine was separated from the skins just following destemming and was fermented at very low temperatures to retain the volatile aromas of the esters generated during fermentation. This wine underwent no malolactic conversion was aged on the lees to accentuate the richness in the mid palate which achieves a balance with the natural acidity of the wine.
The wine is vibrant pink with fresh fruit aromas including strawberry, watermelon, pink grapefruit and cranberry orange. In keeping with the aromas, there are flavors leading with cherry, watermelon and strawberry that finish with notes of fresh red plum. Framed by refreshing acidity and a rich mid palate, this summer month wine offers a versatile profile to drink by itself or pair with anything from a light summer salad to your favorite fresh fish.