Origin: Paicines, California
USNW Classification: Natural, Organic
Varietal & Type: 50% Syrah 50% Grenache
This rosé is a blend of 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache. It is sourced from Paicines Ranch which is located in the Central Coast AVA. A regenerative ranch that not only has a small vineyard that is CCOF-certified organic, but it also is a habitat for a diverse group of animals and food products. This impressive ranch provides grass feed beef, and sheep just to name a few things. The ranch's mission is to regenerate diverse ecosystems from the soil up. It's one of the most exciting new vineyards I am working with and the quality shows even in these young vines!
Vinification: Hand harvested, early to preserve freshness. The grapes were foot tread in the vineyard by the vineyard team and then gently pressed after about 2 hours of maceration for color. The wine was allowed to settle overnight followed by a racking the next day. Native yeast fermentation was conducted in stainless steel. After native malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in stainless for 5 months before bottling. Unfinned and unfiltered expect some sediment.
Flavors of tart strawberries, lemon, and fresh pollen, while being a bit crunchy on the palate. This wine has lots of acidity and juicy fruit.
Pairs well with salads, brunch foods, seafood lends a lot of juicy bright fruit and acidity to any dish!
About The Winemaker
Terah Bajjalieh is a winemaker and certified sommelier from California.
A native Californian, Terah refined her unique style and found her love of wine by way of food and from her travels across the globe. She started her professional career in the hospitality industry studying at the International Culinary Institute in California. She then spent time working in wine bars, a Michelin-starred restaurant, wine education, and consulting in the Bay Area.
Terah ambitiously immersed herself into the international world of wine, studying Enology and Viticulture in both Spain and France. She completed 13 harvests covering five countries. Her flying winemaking experience includes the regions of:
Barossa Valley (Australia).
Marlborough (New Zealand)
Sierra Foothills (U.S.)
Napa Valley (U.S.)
The Willamette Valley (U.S.)
Terah holds a BS in Finance from San Jose State University and a master’s degree in Enology and Viticulture from Montpellier Supagro in France. She is a Level 2 Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master and holds the WSET Level 3 Award in Wine & Spirits.
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