At Stolpman, all fruit destined for Rose is picked early, at low sugar and high acid, specifically intended for Rose wine.
We aim to craft a fresh and vibrant rose that also possesses character and texture. To achieve this dual objective, we carefully hand-pick all fruit so no juice bursts free from the taut Grenache skins. This way, we can closely regulate the profile and color of the wine.
We then take a two pronged approach to fermentation in the winery, making two distinctive components to be blended later.
Wild, fresh strawberries pop out of the glass and flow through the front palate alongside firm peach texture and flavor. When young the wine is crisp to the point of light crunchiness and oozes with vibrant energy. The mouthfeel, ala 30% Carbonic fermentation, provides structure and depth with hints of rhubarb and spice. Enjoyed cold, the wine is brilliantly refreshing, with hints of mint leaf and citrus. The dry finish pairs with a wide variety of light fare, or drunk on its own, ensures that the bottle is drained perhaps a bit too quickly.