60% Mourvedre and 40% Carignan | 300 cases produced
Benevolent Neglect's philosophy is that the idea of the winemaker is to be the reliable translator - to take what was made in the vineyard from sun, water, and soil and let it become the finest wine that it can be.
They use very little new oak, no oak substitutes, and no industrial additives. If they get the farming right and the weather co-operates they won't do any additions of water or acidity to alter the natural balance of the wine.
They will occasionally ferment with whole clusters if it helps to bring out the best qualities of the vineyard, and try their hardest never to over-extract tannins from the skins and seeds.
They believe in transparent winemaking, doing things the natural way, and being open to experimentation. Most importantly, they want to keep having fun with what they do in the cellar.
Sourced from the Tanner Vineyards in the Sierra Foothills this Rosé can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Packed with tangy strawberry and raspberry flavors this wine is great on its own or can be effortlessly paired with a stone fruit salad with arugula, raw oysters with mignonette or Fresh Goat Cheese.
The fruit for this wine early at 19.5 brix and send it directly to press to maintain freshness and maximize aromatics. It is bottled at11.6% ABV after a cool slow fermentation in stainless steel.