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Delicious Dry Rosé 2012 La Rochelle Rosé of Pinot Noir

2012 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Rosé, Santa Lucia Highlands
2012 La Rochelle Pinot Noir Rosé, Santa Lucia Highlands
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Delicious Dry Rosé 2012 La Rochelle Rosé of Pinot Noir

At La Rochelle their mission is "to make California’s best, most interesting, most collectable Pinot Noir and Chardonnay." Mr. Steven Kent Mirassou; owner of La Rochelle share with us, "My great-great-great grandfather left the French port of La Rochelle one hundred and sixty years ago on a voyage of possibilities. Our journey at La Rochelle Winery is an equally exciting one: to discover the best vineyards and translate those exceptional estates into limited releases worthy of our heritage."

La Rochelle acquires fruit from California's most renowned Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards and craft limited production Pinot Noir and Chardonnay true to their terroir. For their 2012 La Rochelle Rosé they source the fruit from McIntyre Vineyard, located in the Santa Lucia Highlands, this vineyard is the source of Pommard clone Pinot Noir for their sparkling wine and rosé. The free-run juice goes into a Blanc de Noir sparkling and the press fraction is used to make the base for a dry Rosé.

2012 La Rochelle Rosé of Pinot Noir: This well crafted dry rosé is a young refreshing wine ready to drink now. Light and bright salmon in color, very aromatic with strawberries, jasmine, peach and honey dew aromas. On the palate joyful flavors of ripe Anjou pear, water melon, cranberry and cantaloupe. This wine will be a great pairing for mild cheeses: like, Piave, Parmesan, Fontina and Provolone. Also great with BBQ, charcuterie, grilled fish, greens salad, shrimp, grilled pork and steamed crab. A rosé like this can be serve with almost anything. Average retail price of $24.

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