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La Cruz Rosé

La Cruz Rosé Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: Made from Syrah grapes in the tradition of the great Roses of the Rhone valley. A few hours after the fruit was de-stemmed and crushed, it was pressed and we drained off the lightly colored juice into older barrels where it was fermented to dryness. Beautiful medium salmon-rose in color. Fresh fruit aromas of ripe strawberries, cherries, and apricot are complimented by light floral notes and the clean mineral character commonly found in wines from our La Cruz Vineyard. Surprisingly rich, but balanced by refreshing acidity and a long finish of mineral and cherry flavors.

Varietal Definition
Syrah is the eight hundred pound gorilla of Rhone grapes! In the vineyard and the winery, Syrah is typically an easy grape to work with - healthy, early ripening, resistant to mildew and rot; suitable for winemaking in a variety of styles. The wines from Syrah are tannic without being harsh. The wines will have a taste and smell of dark blue fruit like blackberries and blackcurrant, with a strong spicy side where one can find freshly ground pepper and other spices. Syrah is famous for its part in the French blends, such as Côtes du Rhone and Châteauneuf du Pape.


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