Lake Sonoma Winery announces the release of its 2016 Rosé of Sangiovese, a fruitful and refreshing summertime sipper that pairs well with salads, seafood, cheese plates, and all manner of fresh seasonal dishes.
Deep pink in color, with 14.2% alcohol by volume, the 2016 Rosé is made from 98% Sangiovese and 2% Pinot Blanc grapes grown in
Sonoma County, where warm summer days and cool nights provide ideal growing conditions. The wine is made using a process called saignee (French for “bleeding”), which entails removing the juice from the skins after a short period of contact. This brief co-mingling of skins and juice gives this rosé its deep and vibrant color and rich aromatics, with ripe plum and raspberry on the palate and notes of candied ginger and pineapple on the finish.
“Despite its playful, vivid color and bright, fruitful flavors, our 2016 Rosé is a wine to take seriously,” said Kat Doescher, winemaker. “Those who know rosés will appreciate its classically elegant structure, which is intended to complement our favorite summertime foods.”