Day Wines Babycheeks Rosé Rogue Valley 2021
Grape Varietals: Malbec (41%); Cabernet Franc (29%); Tannat (30%)
Vineyards: Layne Vineyard, Kelly Vineyard
Final pH: 3.2
Final TA: 7.2 g/L
Alc. By Vol.: 12%
Winemaking: Grapes are direct-pressed, with minimal time on skins, into a stainless-steel tank to settle overnight. No sulfur is added at the press pan. Juice is then racked off gross lees into neutral French barrels to ferment au naturel—we do not use commercial yeasts, enzymes, or fining agents. Wine is allowed to slowly complete fermentation for six months, at which point it is racked and consolidated into a stainless-steel tank. The wine was not fined or filtered, and malo-lactic fermentation was allowed to complete. A light use of sulfur is added prior to bottling. 680 cases produced.
Wine Enthgusiast – “A rosé made with Malbec, Tannat and Cabernet Franc is not something you find every day in Oregon. Which is unfortunate if they are all as good as the Babycheeks. It has nectarine, quince and shortbread aromas, along with quick bursts of wet rocks, Thai basil, wet rocks and strawberry margaritas. Well-structured with zippy acidity and flavors such as strawberry lemonade, tangerines and a rhubarb tart. The Babycheeks is fun personified.” (92 Pts)