2021 Estate Rosé Cuvée

2021 Estate

Rosé Cuvée

The 2021 Rosé Cuvée was made from the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Our goal is to create a sense of place in each wine created from our estate vineyard. The Rosé is an approachable, balanced wine with a crisp freshness. Our vineyard focuses on small lot blends and varietals and only 170 cases of the 2021 Rosé Cuvée were made.

The grapes for the Rosé came from both of our vineyard sites – the Grenache from our younger vineyard and the Tempranillo from the lower block of Tempranillo in the original vineyard. Harvest for this wine kicked off our busy 2021 harvest season in late July and the release of the Rosé is the first Frio Canyon wine from its vintage to be introduced to the world.

$24.00

Having a subtle pink and salmon hue, this dry Cuvée offers up a beautifully expressive floral nose of tangerine, melon, honeysuckle and baking spice. The Rosé is a crisp-bodied wine which reflects predominately red fruits, strawberry, cranberry and cherry with hints of citrus and Granny Smith apple. The wine offers great freshness and a firm but smooth, fruity finish.

Served ideally between 50-55°F. Gently decanting the Rosé will bring out the aromatics and flavor components of the wine. A slightly tapered, stemmed wine glass will best highlight the flavor of the Rosé. For food pairings, Texas brisket, and grilled or roasted meats and vegetables complement this wine.

The Grenache and Tempranillo grapes were hand-harvested in the cool of the night into small bins then delivered to the winery in a refrigerated truck to preserve freshness. At the winery, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed with minimum skin contact then cold settled for 48 hours prior to fermentation with native yeasts. After fermentation, the wine rested in stainless barrels, sur lie (stirring on lees) aging for four months until bottling.

APPELLATION:
Texas Hill Country
USA

VARIETAL COMPOSITION:
65% Tempranillo
35% Grenache

TECHNICAL DATA:
pH 3.5
TA 0.67g/100ml
RS-Dry <0.1g/L
Alc. 13.6%

WINEMAKER:
Brian Graham