Presqu’ile Rosé Santa Maria Valley 2019

 

In the Glass
Notes of strawberries, tart cherries, cream, and sea air dominate this ultra-refreshing rosé from California’s Central Coast. ‘So fresh and so clean’ is a serious understatement! Produced from 100% Pinot Noir. 

Why We Love This Rosé
This delicious rosé is produced at the hands of our friends over at Presqu’ile Winery in the heart of Santa Barbara. If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that our love for this winery knows no limits. This wine’s vinification is as straightforward as it gets: direct-to-press organic fruit, native yeasts, and five months of aging in steel. 

Region/Appellation - Santa Maria Valley AVA
The Santa Maria Valley AVA is located on the northern end of Santa Barbara County. It is one of the oldest grape-growing areas in central California, with roots dating back to the 1830s. Commercial winemaking began in the 1960s, and today, over 3,000 hectares are planted to vineyards. The valley is characterized by a natural funnel shape and dramatic altitudes (200 to 3,200 feet above sea level). Sandy loam and clay loam soils dominate a majority of the region. The Santa Maria Valley’s direct opening to the Pacific Ocean makes it accustomed to daily morning fog, which creates cooler growing conditions and a longer growing season (with minimal rainfall) within the vineyards. The Santa Maria Valley AVA is best known for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah.  

Behind the Bottle
The estate focuses on cool-climate wines produced from an array of organic and sustainably-certified growing sites across Santa Barbara County. Presqu'ile seeks to capture the unique personality of each vineyard and vintage with every cuvée produced. Balance, elegance, and an imminent good time are behind every bottle crafted at their hands -- trust us, we can personally vouch for this statement. 

Serving Situation
Pinot Noir-based rosés are extremely food-friendly, as their high acid and solid structure make them a perfect match for a variety of dishes. Whether crisp goat cheese salads, savory Indian takeout, or seared fish is on the menu tonight, this delicious rosé is basically guaranteed to make for a perfect pairing. 

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