One of the most dynamic values that I produce, La Rosine is a 100% Syrah that is all about the soil. The vineyard is 6 hectares and an average vine age of 20-30 years. Only the most concentrated clusters are selected for this wine before being partially de-stemmed for fermentation. Fermentation happens naturally with native yeasts with a maceration of 18-21 days in stainless steel. The wine is then aged in neutral French oak for 12 months before bottling. It is a wine that is beautiful and vibrant in its youth, yet maintains its freshness and minerality as it ages.
91-92 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media - “Pungent blueberry, cherry, incense and a hint of cracked pepper on the fragrant nose. Appealingly sweet and broad in the mouth, showing good depth and clarity to the juicy, smoke-tinged black and blue fruit flavors. Reveals a building floral quality and lively, spicy lift on the long, subtly tannic finish, which leaves a hint of violet behind.”