Our 2011 Roseum is inspired by the refreshing, dry rosés of southern France. With its sun-soaked slopes and coastal ambiance, Paso Robles boasts an ideal terroir for echoing the flavor and spirit of these popular Mediterranean wines. [“Ros-e-um” - Lat. rose colored, of the rose.] The inspiration of the name comes from the Rhône Valley’s history that is still evident in its Roman ruins and in the endurance of its centuries-old wine trade.
The grapes were harvested early in the morning at our estate Huerhuero Vineyard. At the winery, the red varieties were all crushed together and transferred directly into a tank, where they were cold soaked on their skins for 24 hours, in order to extract color and flavor. Following, juice was drained off the skins into another stainless steel tank. Native fermentation was allowed to take place and malolactic fermentation was discouraged in order to retain aromatic complexity and freshness. Before bottling, a small amount of Viognier was added to the blend to help round out the wine.
Enjoy now through 2016
- Color: Bright corral
- Aroma: Rosehips, rhubarb, maraschino cherries
- Taste: Dry, clean mouth feel with hints of sweet strawberries
- 88 Points - Jeb Dunnuck's The Rhone Report, Issue 14, December 2012
- 88 Points - Wine Spectator, May 2012