2011 Capisce Rosé
Rosé, in my travels, has been a beverage associated with frivolity and celebration. In France each village had an individual expression and wine, as with many countries of the Meditteranean. I remember knock-off drinks when I worked for Chateau’s in Bordeaux. Hot summer days and blistered hands were soothed by Pastis over ice, and then quenched with the Rosé of the House.
Our style has reference to European spice, floral aromatics and most importantly the ‘mouth feel’ and texture that make it an exciting drink. Rosé should always be made with deliberate intention. It is not a wine just for the ladies. It’s not a wine just for Mardi Gras.
The study of Rosé has probably taken a little longer than it should to prepare. We are releasing it in the height of our 2012 summer before this harvest comes in. We here at the Gorge will drink some as we work. The rest is for you.