2021 Mourvèdre Rosé
The second rosé we have produced is Mourvèdre with a splash of Grenache coming from the Hollyhock Vineyard in the Templeton Gap District of Paso Robles. This vineyard is one of the great rosé vineyards in Paso Robles and has made up a large portion of Tablas Creek’s Patelin rosé for many years. The soils are silicious shale on a steep hillside with plenty of coastal influence producing a rosé of great freshness and depth.
The 2021 rosé was picked on September 30th at 21.2 brix and whole-cluster-pressed into a stainless steel tank. We used a yeast propagated from the world’s greatest rose region, Bandol, a region known for rosés with great aging potential, structure, and freshness. After a long and slow fermentation, the rosé was aged in a stainless steel tank for two months. This wine was sterile filtered and bottled on January 11th.