In the wonderful tradition of rosés found in Portugal, Spain, Italy, and France, the Cline Mourvèdre Rosé is perfect on its own, well-chilled. It shows pleasant aromas of red currant, strawberry, and fresh plum and flows onto the palate with medium-body, layers of cherry, and a hint of plum. The finish has notable freshness and length.
Mourvèdre grapes for this rosé come from our Oakley vineyards in Contra Costa County. These vines grow in the deep sand-soil along the delta of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers. Cool winds blow off the water and allow the grapes to hold their bright acidity. The combination of low average rainfall and fast-draining soil in the region limits the production of the vines, resulting in a scant but intensely flavored crop
Our Mourvèdre Rosé is made as a Blanc de Noir or “white of a red grape,” in the style of a white wine. The skins are removed by pressing before fermentation begins. The wine extracts a small amount of color, and a little of the astringent tannins, from the red grape skins. Juice is fermented slowly at cold temperatures to preserve the bright fruit flavors and halted just before the wine is dry.
A fun and festive rosé, with floral raspberry and vanilla aromas and user-friendly watermelon, cherry and spice flavors.