Arnot Roberts, Rosé 2021, North Coast, CA
This is a zesty and bright rosé blend of Touriga Nacional, Gamay and Grenache, & Tinta Cao. There are delightful notes of melon, lemon, stone fruit, minerlaity, and zippy acidity.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): North Coast
VINEYARDS: Luchsinger and St. Amant Vineyards
GRAPES: 67% Touriga Nacional, 21% Gamay Noir, 10% Tinta Cao, 2% Grenache
SOIL: Rocky & volcanic
PRACTICE: Sustainable, practicing organic
VINIFICATION: Light foot treading, 100% stainless steel, aged 4 months, fermented with native yeasts, full malolactic
COLOR: Bright coral/ rose quartz
BODY: Medium (5-6)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Grapefruit, lemon, nectarine, melon, dried herbs
FLAVOR: Melon, citrus, saline
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Recommended pairings include grilled seafood, fresh salads, or salty snacks.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts, along with a small group of fellow trailblazers, have led the way in helping redefine what California wine can be and taste like. Their wines have a deep sense of terroir, refined and elegant structure, and are deliciously complex. In 2001, when they began this endeavor, finding local wines with these qualities was tough. But along with their aforementioned colleagues, they started a small revolution, and these days you can walk into many a wine shop and find an example of what’s been coined, “The New California Wine”. Since their founding in 2001, they’ve spent a lot of time scouring the state for some of the best previously unknown vineyard sites, doing so with a respect for the environment that is nothing short of remarkable. They work with all their growers to encourage organic farming and minimize their environmental impact: these are wines that are not only delicious but that you can feel good about drinking.