Skinner Vineyards Rose El Dorado 2016 Skinner Vineyards Rose El Dorado 2016 Skinner Vineyards Rose El Dorado 2016 Download PDF

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Winery
Varieties43% Grenache / 33% Mourvèdre / 23% Counoise
Farming Practicesorganically farmed
Soilsclay and volcanic soils
Altitude550m
Exposurevaried
Harvest Techniqueby hand with sole purpose of producing a rosé
Year Vines Were Planted10 to 25 years
Yeastnatural
Fermentationpressed after 2 to 6 hours of skin contact / in stainless steel vats for 15 days
Malolacticyes
Maturation5 months in neutral French oak
Filterno
Finingno
Alcohol12.9%
Item NoT0609-16
Size750ML
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Sierra Foothills
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Skinner Vineyards Rose El Dorado 2016
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"The 2016 rosé is 100% “purposeful” rosé in that all of the fruit utilized for the wine was grown, picked, and pressed for the sole purpose of rosé rather than bleeding off juice in a saignée method. The fruit was pressed after 2 to 6 hours on its skins depending on the varietal, resulting in a light salmon skin hue. After a year of Mourvédre taking the lead, we are back to a Grenache driven wine in 2016. 

Skinner patterns their rosé after the crisp and refreshing versions from the South of France, along the Cotes d’Azur. Like Skinner, regions like Bandol and Tavel use Mourvèdre and Grenache primarily to produce their rosé wines in a bone-dry fashion."

Estate Vineyard: 33% Stoney Creek

Local Vineyards: 41% Camino Ridge / 14% Marchini / 12% Ransler

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