limited production estate rosé
This wine has been a long-time in the making. Made with the very first fruit pulled from the Cab Franc and Malbec vines planted at our estate back in 2017, this bottle hits close to home - literally. A beautiful and complex rosé, an homage to Stonemarker, and an inspiration for more pét-nats to come.
In 2017, the same year we transitioned to organic vineyard management, we also planted Cabernet Franc and Malbec at our Estate Vineyard. In 2020, we received Organic certification from the USDA. In 2021, with the young plantings of Malbec and Cab Franc, we wanted to celebrate the vineyard’s transition and youth with a vibrant wine. The end result was a captivating, extremely limited production sparkling rosé, bottled in large format. Co-fermented in stainless steel and neutral oak, the wine was aged on its lees for 10 months in bottle prior to disgorgement. This is a truly special bottling, our first sparkling wine produced from Estate grown fruit.
Fruit notes of pear, strawberry and raspberry, citrus, and melon, with a pleasant crunchy green flavor on the finish akin to rhubarb. Enticing but balanced floral aromas, and a palate that will make you pucker just like a Sweet tart candy would. A lovely match for a lightly spiced, coconut curry or your favorite creamy chicken dishes.
To celebrate this special wine, our team hand harvested the Cabernet Franc and Malbec in August 2021. After pressing the fruit, the juice was settled in a small tank for 2 days before being racked to neutral French Oak barrels for a slow natural fermentation in our barrel
room. The rosé was bottled in magnums and spent 10 months on its lees, before being hand-disgorged in October 2022.