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.

2017 Pink Wine Cuvee June & Vivian
Santa Ynez Valley

2017 Pink Wine Cuvee June & Vivian

Technical Details

Composition:
Tempranillo – Clover Creek Vineyard (52%) Syrah – Clover Creek Vineyard (48%)

Vineyard Sources:
Santa Ynez Valley

Production: 55 cases
Alcohol by volume: 13.8%
pH: 3.40
Titratable acidity: 0.59g/100ml
Cellaring potential: Nine to 12 months
Bottle price: $22

 

Inspiration In 2007, Diana and I introduced a pink wine, or rosé, to commemorate the birth of our first granddaughter, June. In 2016 we were blessed with our second granddaughter, Vivian. We happily renamed our pink wine to celebrate both of our granddaughters.
The Harvest We experienced a normal growing season in 2017, until a heat spell in late August rapidly accelerated the grapes’ ripening.  The Tempranillo grapes were harvested on September 4th and the Syrah grapes were harvested on September 7th with an average sugar content of 22.5 Brix. 
Winemaking The grapes for both lots were destemmed and crushed into harvest bins for 4 to 6 hours to extract our desired amount of color from the skins. The must was pressed off and the juice was transferred to stainless steel drums to begin fermentation.  After 14 days the wines were racked to other stainless steel drums for a short aging period before being blended and bottled in February 2018.
The Wine The wine has a beautiful pink color with hints of copper. The aromas are of fresh cantaloupe and juicy apricot. On the palate the wine has a creamy texture with flavors of apricot sorbet. 
Food Pairings Perfect for summer picnics, this rosé will pair well with grilled shrimp, seafood salads and pastas. Serve moderately chilled.
 

Inspiration
In 2007, Diana and I introduced a pink wine, or rosé, to commemorate the birth of our first granddaughter, June. In 2016 we were blessed with our second granddaughter, Vivian. We happily renamed our pink wine to celebrate both of our granddaughters.

The Harvest
We experienced a normal growing season in 2017, until a heat spell in late August rapidly accelerated the grapes’ ripening.  The Tempranillo grapes were harvested on September 4th and the Syrah grapes were harvested on September 7th with an average sugar content of 22.5 Brix.

Winemaking
The grapes for both lots were destemmed and crushed into harvest bins for 4 to 6 hours to extract our desired amount of color from the skins. The must was pressed off and the juice was transferred to stainless steel drums to begin fermentation.  After 14 days the wines were racked to other stainless steel drums for a short aging period before being blended and bottled in February 2018.

The Wine
The wine has a beautiful pink color with hints of copper. The aromas are of fresh cantaloupe and juicy apricot. On the palate the wine has a creamy texture with flavors of apricot sorbet. 

Food Pairings
Perfect for summer picnics, this rosé will pair well with grilled shrimp, seafood salads and pastas. Serve moderately chilled. 

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