Wednesday Wine Feature
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Greenville, SC
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Join us on Wednesday, November 1st for our Weekly Wine Feature. Our friend Alex Lopez will be here at 6:00 PM answering any and all questions about our featured wine of the week. This week we’re proud to be showcasing Matthiasson Rosé California. These bottles will be available FOR/HERE & TO/GO for 1/2 off on Wednesday only!
About The Wine
Our 2022 Rosé was made from a combination of Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Counoise from the Windmill Vineyard, and Barbera from the Muller Vineyard, both in the Dunnigan Hills.
Our Rosé is as light as a feather, almost floating across the palate, with a beautiful clean finish. Subtle fruits, salty minerality, and refreshing acidity.
Its citrusy aromas and clean flavors will complement the wonderful spring foods that show up on the table as the weather thaws (salads, rabbit, frittatas, peas, favas, green garlic…). Perfect for springtime holiday meals, or enjoying on the porch all summer.
The fruit is grown specifically for rosé, which means that we keep the vines a little happier than for red wine, growing plump juicy thin-skinned grapes that are vibrant and refreshing. To capture that zesty brightness, we harvest very early, barely past veraison, similar to the level of ripeness for sparkling wine. We capture the fruit when it is still high-toned, crisp, and refreshing.
Both vineyards are lovingly farmed organically.
We whole-cluster press the grapes, settle in a cold tank for 24 hours, then ferment and age the wine “sur lees” in stainless steel barrels. To preserve the acidity we prevent malo-lactic fermentation. We keep the barrels shut tight, no topping or stirring, and the wine is never racked, fined, or cold-stabilized, but since it is ML negative it is filtered before bottling.
Because the wine is not stabilized it might throw some harmless sediment if left in the fridge too long.
The blend is approximately 34% Grenache, 32% Barbera, 16% Counoise, 14% Mouvedre, and 4% other reds.
3.22 pH, 7.5 g/l TA, 12.0% Alcohol. 3,028 cases produced.
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