Sofia Rose 750ml
Sofia Rosé is a wine of unparalleled beauty. From its shapely, stylized bottle to its delicate fruity essence, this is a wine like no other. When served chilled, its refreshing style makes a delicious partner to light summer fare and savory hors d’oeuvres.
The fruit for our Sofia Rosé is grown in Monterey County, an appellation known for its cool climate and diurnal temperature pattern, where warm daytime temperatures may drop nearly 50 degrees in the evening. This condition extends the growing season and helps the grapes to ripen slowly.
In crafting Sofia Rosé, the grapes are harvested at a lower Brix to ensure the wine
remains light in character and pairs well with food. To achieve our signature hue, an
elegant shade of salmon pink, the grapes are held in the press for a short period of time until the juice has just the right amount of pigment. Each varietal offers its own unique color to the overall blend. To preserve the aromatic intensity, the wine is fermented at a cool temperature in stainless steel fermenters.
This vintage, Monterey County was free from intense summer heat. Spring started out
chilly and wet, which would suggest a late harvest. Summer experienced consistent
warmth, with some fruit was ready for harvest in early September. Our 2019 Sofia
Rosé exhibits the hallmarks of an excellent vintage, with bright fresh fruit flavors and
outstanding balance between ripeness and crisp natural acidity. Aromatically intense
with notes of wild strawberries, cardamom, and lemon peel, the palate is lively and
balanced, presenting succulent flavors of tangerine and a hint of stony minerals.
APPELLATION: Monterey County, California
BLEND: 50% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Pinot Noir
ALCOHOL: 12.8% by volume
TOTAL ACID: 0.60g/100ml
RESIDUAL SUGAR: Dry (0.2% residual sugar)