Central Coast, California
Joel Gott Grenache Rosé is a beautiful dry rosé of 98% Grenache, 1% Cinsault, and 1% Counoise from the Central Coast of California. To make a Provence-style Rosé, fruit was sourced from the Monterey, Santa Barbara and Paso Robles appellations. Grenache makes up the larger part of this blend coming from the marine-influenced Monterey and Santa Barbara areas, both part of the Central Coast AVA. In Monterey, late afternoon winds, similar to the strong Mistral winds that travel through Southeast France, and sandy soil help to control the growth and vigor of the grapevines, which allows for longer hang time and produces more balanced fruit. Fruit from vineyards close to the coast in Santa Barbara experience cool, foggy mornings and warmer afternoons, bringing out ripe fruit flavors in the grapes. We blended in a small amount of Cinsault and Counoise from the warmer Westside of the Paso Robles appellation for added depth and a touch of spice.
The 2016 Joel Gott Central Coast Grenache Rosé has aromas of melon and strawberry with soft floral notes of jasmine and rose. On the palate, the wine opens with bright, tropical flavors followed by crisp, refreshing acidity and a long, smooth finish.
Enjoy Joel Gott Grenache Rosé now and over the next 3-4 years as the perfect patio aperitif wine. It matches up beautifully with salade Nicoise, roast chicken, grilled shrimp and mild cheeses.