Rosé of Sangiovese
FORGERON CELLARS

2016 Rosé of Sangiovese

SEVEN HILLS VINEYARD
WALLA WALLA VALLEY

The 2016 growing season started fast and furious with an early bud break and we expected a repeat of 2015, the warmest vintage on record. Thankfully temperatures dropped back in early June and
through the summer, and we even experienced some unusual rainfalls in September and October. These events stretched the growing season for the reds, allowing the grapes to accumulate additional flavors and concentration. We harvested our Sangiovese at 22.8 brix.

$20 ($17)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 13.8% % by volume
  • Aged 1 month
  • pH 3.35
  • TA .6
  • Barrel Program 100% neutral oak
  • Bottled Date March 2017
  • Released Date May 2017
  • Production 192 cases

In the vineyard

Sangiovese originates from Italy where it loves heat and retains flavors and acids even during hot vintages. Our Sangiovese is from Seven Hills Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley which is a warm site for Walla Walla.

Appellation Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard Seven Hills Vineyard

In the cellar

We whole cluster press this red wine (like we do with whites) but we allow the juice to sit with the skins (maceration) to give us more color and flavor. We fermented in neutral barrels at a low temperature, and then barrel age for a few months.

Varietal 100% SANGIOVESE

In the glass

A dry, fresh, crisp wine that is versatile enough to grace the table from early spring through Thanksgiving.

 

 

NOSE: dried apple, strawberry, honeysuckle, spring

 

MOUTH: honeysuckle, starfruit, Asian pear

 

FOOD & WINE PAIRING: ham, Eggs Benedict, oysters, salmon, fresh fruit salad

 

Vintage

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