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"Fleur de la Terre" Rose

"Fleur de la Terre" Rose Wine Details
Price: $17.00 per bottle

Description: Offering aromas and flavors of just picked raspberries, strawberries and fresh citrus blossoms, this is a very pleasant, dry, full-bodied rosé. A versatile wine, our “fleur de la terre” is wonderful as an aperitif or as we dare to say paired with anything on the table from seafood to steak. This year our rose is 100% merlot from the Mudd Vineyard. We de-stemmed the fruit into small, one-ton bins which we filled only ¼ full. We then stomped on the fruit by foot and allowed the grapes to soak overnight for 18 hours. The contents of the bins were then lightly pressed and, the beautifully colored juice is then racked into stainless steel barrels where it is fermented like a white wine. This is a process that allows us to produce a traditional, delicious and fun small-lot rosé perfect for all your al fresco activities.

Varietal Definition
Cabernet Sauvignon:
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted and significant among the five dominant varieties in France’s Bordeaux region, as well as the most successful red wine produced in California. Though it was thought to be an ancient variety, recent genetic studies at U.C. Davis have determined that Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the hybrid offspring of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon berries are small with black, thick and very tough skin. This toughness makes the grapes fairly resistant to disease and spoilage and able to withstand some autumn rains with little or no damage. It is a mid to late season ripener. These growth characteristics, along with its flavor appeal have made Cabernet Sauvignon one of the most popular red wine varieties worldwide.
Merlot is known as a Noble Bordeaux varietal. Although it came to France in the first century, it was not named until the 1880s. Merlot was originally used only for blending, as it is soft and compliant, very useful in softening other Bordeaux wines like Cabernets. Recently in California and Chile it became popular as a 100% varietal wine. Merlot tends to be easier to grow in a variety of soil conditions and is harvested earlier in the year than Cabernet. Although most Merlots are made to be drunk earlier, there are many with complexities of a Cabernet. Flavors of plum, black cherry, violet, chocolate and orange pair well with rich, red pasta dishes, hearty chicken dishes, and any beef combination that you fancy. The perfect match of course is chocolate. Not only does the chocolate compliment the wine and vice-versa, but the essence of both flavors linger eternally.


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