So we humbly present to you our new 2022 Rose of Petit Verdot. These grapes were picked right at 22º brix and taken directly to press, unlike the Rosé of Pinot Noir which required a few hours of juice to crushed grape contact time for color. We pressed the grapes right on top of freshly pressed Vermentino and Grenache Blanc skins, which we hoped might add a little floral something-or-other to the finished wine. Who knows? What we DO know is that the wine turned out to be totally bitchin’, dude. It’s a shade darker than other Vin Gris wines we’ve made, but I know that means it will keep its color and flavor for a longer period of time. We used the reductive Côtes de Provence protocol to make this wine. That meant anaerobic processing and a long, cool fermentation finished with extended lees aging. The wine is fairly rich and has really bright acidity and lovely citrus, strawberry, and floral notes. This is your summer chug-a-lug pool wine.
Santé you crazy LaZarrelettes!!!