Our inaugural release of our 2019 Réserve Rosé is a nod to the classic rosés of Southern France, where Rolle, otherwise known as Vermentino, is frequently amongst the cast of characters, along with Grenache. We decided to try our hand at this technique, with the stunning Vermentino block at our fingertips on the ranch. The result is the epitome of purity, full stop. Harvested early, the Grenache and Vermentino are whole-cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel separately. After fermentation, the Rolle is gently incorporated into the blend. This wine is a delight from start to finish, with its pale cherry blossom pink hue. With aromatics of crisp watermelon and fraise du bois, subtle herbal notes of chervil and fennel fronds reveal themselves upon further observation. Refined and nuanced on the palate, it is incredibly focused with noted minerality, bracing acidity, and a pristine finish. Its ethereal nature and lightness of make it a perfect pair with your sweetheart. But, if you must eat, Kurobuta heritage pork and heirloom garden vegetables, prepared simply and enjoyed al fresco, leap to mind.