"Irreverant" Rosé Carignane, 2019

Produced by Riaza Wines

This is what happens when you take some really old Carignane (like pushing the century mark) and turn it into a dad-ass rosé. All fresh strawberry up front, the wine's surprising depth and acidity keep things exciting. The bone-dry finish hangs around longer than you might expect.

Icons/location pin Mokelumne River, Lodi, California
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Icons/star Rare wine (73 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Roasted Beet Salad, Spicy Green Curry

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Tasting Notes

Strawberry

What's cool?

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Rare Varietal

Though Carignane has a long and storied history in California, it can be hard to track down.

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Notable Viticulture Technique

The juice was left on the skins for all of 90-minutes prior to being pressed off.

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A Place In History

This rosé comes from a grape (Carignane) that's been grown in Lodi since before Zinfandel.

Lodi, California

Riaza Wines

Above all else, we are committed to making really good wine. That seems pretty obvious right… we are a winery after all! Our goal is to consistently create high-quality, hand-crafted wines from distinctive vineyards in Lodi. In a lot of respects, that’s kind of our mission statement… and one that we are absolutely, fundamentally passionate about.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Carignane (100%)
ABV: 13.1%
Acidity: ph of 3.5 acidity of 4.8 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.4 g/l
Harvest
Carignane (Carignane 02) from 80 year old vines from Shinn Ranch, Mokelumne River (100%). Harvested on 2019-09-12 at 22.6 brix .
Press: The fruit was de-stemmed and the juice left to sit on the skins for 90-minutes before going into the press.
Winemaking
Fermentation: The primary fermentation was temperature-controlled and lasted approximately 22-days.
Clarification: The wine was both heat and cold stabilized.
Aging
Seven months in stainless steel.
Bottled on: 2020-04-27

Recommendations

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Loved by 1 Tastemakers
Noelle Harman Tastemaker

"Produced from older vines, this rosé has texture and concentration - making it stand out from the usual porch pounders in this category.  Aromas of red apple skin, strawberries and red floral, with white pepper spice on a crunchy finish. "

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