Martha Stoumen Post Flirtation Rosé
Vinification Notes: Zinfandel pressed immediately, settled overnight, and then racked off gross lees. Fermented and aged in stainless steel for 6 months. Vermentino foot tread for a quick bit of skin contact before going into the press, then fermented and aged in neutral barrels on fine lees for 2.5 years. Unfined. Zinfandel was lightly filtered, Vermentino remained unfiltered before blending and bottling. Sediment expected.
Vineyard: Zinfandel from North Ponderosa Vineyards, Nevada City, Sierra Foothills; certified organic vineyard; deep Boomer soils (decomposed granite rock, clay). Vermentino from Venturi Vineyard, Calpella, Mendocino County; dry-farmed (non-irrigated), certified organic vineyard; Pinole gravelly loam soils.
Tasting Notes: Watermelon agua fresca and red clay on the nose. Lemon curd, acacia, and prickly pear on the palate, and a precise dry finish. Absolutely refreshing alone but also a great food rosé.