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Idlewild 2021 Rosé 'The Flower'

Idlewild 2021 Rosé 'The Flower'

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A bright, fresh and savory blended rosé with citrus, alpine herbs and salinity. Wine has enough structure to pair with food and a crunchy minerality to add interest.

Variety: Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Grignolino
Vineyard: Fox Hill Vineyard
Location: Mendocino, CA
Alcohol: 11.8%

Bright and fresh with a pronounced structure to pair with food. There is a play between savory versus fresh and subtlety versus power. The aromas are wound up around orange peel, grapefruit, alpine herbs, blood orange, wildflowers, and sea spray. The four varieties can all be seen in the structure: Nebbiolo and Grignolino lend the crunchy minerality, Dolcetto lends a delicate softness, and Barbera lends bright acidity.

Grapes were all picked together and whole cluster pressed, fermented via native yeast, left on all the lees and solids, aged in neutral oak and underwent native secondary fermentation. Complexity and texture are gained from allowing secondary fermentation and aging on lees in neutral oak for four months.

Located southeast of Ukiah on Mendocino’s Talmage Bench, the soils are well drained with high concentrations of gravel and sandstone.