Richard Longoria Pink Wine

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Cuvée June was produced in 2007 to commemorate the birth of our first grandchild, June Olivia. Naturally, the wine had to be a pink wine. Inspired by the rosé wines from the Provence region of France, we chose to produce our wine from Grenache and Syrah. Cuvée June was received so favorably that we decided to continue producing it every year, currently from a blend of Tempranillo and Grenache. Our rosé is dry, crisp and refreshing and is a perfect accompaniment to summer meals and appetizers.

2015 Pink Wine - Cuvée June
Santa Ynez Valley

2015 Pink Wine - Cuvée June

Technical Details

Composition:
Syrah (50%) Grenache (50%)

Vineyard Sources:
Syrah – Clover Creek Vineyard (50%) Grenache – Cuatro Vientos Vineyard (50%)

Production: 58 cases
Alcohol by volume: 13.3
pH: 3.24
Titratable acidity: 0.61g/100ml
Cellaring potential: Nine to Eighteen Months
Bottle price: $22

 

Inspiration
With the birth of our first grandchild, June Olivia, in 2007, Diana and I were
inspired to commemorate her birth with a pink wine, or rosé. Due to its popularity,
we continue to produce a very limited amount each year.
The Harvest
Another warm growing season resulted in an early harvest of the Syrah at Clover
Creek Vineyard on August 28th and the Grenache from Cuatro Vientos Vineyard
on September 2nd. The grapes were harvested at low sugar levels specifically
for this blend.
Winemaking
Both lots were destemmed and crushed into harvest bins to allow the appropriate
contact time with the skins to pick up the right amount of color. The must was
pressed off, settled and transferred to stainless steel drums for fermentation.
After an average of 18 days of fermentation, the wine was racked to stainless
steel drums for a short aging period. The wines were blended, filtered and bottled
in January 2016.
The Wine
The wine has a beautiful pink color with copper accents. The aromas are a
tantalizing blend of watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberries. On the palate the
wine has flavors of cantaloupe and watermelon. The excellent acidity allows for
a long, crisp, lingering finish.
Food Pairings
Perfect for summer fare, this rosé will pair well with prosciutto-wrapped
cantaloupe, salmon sashimi, crab salads and even grilled sausages. Serve
moderately chilled.

Inspiration
With the birth of our first grandchild, June Olivia, in 2007, Diana and I were inspired to commemorate her birth with a pink wine, or rosé. Due to its popularity, we continue to produce a very limited amount each year.

The Harvest
Another warm growing season resulted in an early harvest of the Syrah at Clover Creek Vineyard on August 28th and the Grenache from Cuatro Vientos Vineyard on September 2nd. The grapes were harvested at low sugar levels specifically for this blend.

Winemaking
Both lots were destemmed and crushed into harvest bins to allow the appropriate contact time with the skins to pick up the right amount of color. The must was pressed off, settled and transferred to stainless steel drums for fermentation. After an average of 18 days of fermentation, the wine was racked to stainless steel drums for a short aging period. The wines were blended, filtered and bottled in January 2016.

The Wine
The wine has a beautiful pink color with copper accents. The aromas are a tantalizing blend of watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberries. On the palate the wine has flavors of cantaloupe and watermelon. The excellent acidity allows for a long, crisp, lingering finish.

Food Pairings
Perfect for summer fare, this rosé will pair well with prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe, salmon sashimi, crab salads and even grilled sausages. Serve moderately chilled.

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