Scaggs Vineyard Rosť SOLD OUT UNTIL JANUARY 2014
A section of the grenache bloc is dedicated to make Scaggs Vineyard rosé, in a corner of the vineyard where the fruit tends to ripen later. The vines are allowed to carry a heavier crop, opting for quantity and enhanced, bright, acidic qualities, rather than for the ripeness and concentration befitting the red. The rosé is vinified using a “whole cluster” method, as opposed to the more typical saignee method (where the rosé is a byproduct of the larger red wine production.) Whole cluster pressing involves a gentle crush and controlled contact with the skins and seeds. The result is a more aromatic and elegant wine with a better balance and longevity, as well as the delicate salmon color of Provencal rosés.