2016 Ranch Rosé, Estate, Clarksburg
VINEYARDS & TERROIRS
Six Hands Winery, Estate Vineyard. Our Syrah vines were planted in 1995 in fine, sandy loam soil and are trellised in the single cordon training system. Our vineyards are farmed sustainably out of respect for the environment.
The Ranch Rosé is made entirely of Syrah, which is crushed and 100% de-stemmed. The grapes then macerate on their skins for 4 to 6 hours, after which they are gently pressed, fermented in stainless steel tanks, and left to rest on their lees for one month. The wine is then racked into stainless steel barrels to preserve the natural freshness of the grapes. The finished wine is bottled unfined and lightly filtered in April, six months after the harvest.
TASTING NOTES & PAIRING SUGGESTIONS
Inspired by the rosés of the south of France, our Ranch Rosé is chock full of fragrant red berry aromas and notes of pomegranate. Juicy with a dry finish, it is the ideal wine to chill and pair with just about anything on the table.