Es Okay Rosé 2022
This year we tried something new for the Es Okay Rosé. Our friends at Heringer Vineyards in Clarksburg sold us Pinot Gris that came in with a ton of color, so we went for it and skin fermented for 8 days before pressing. This left us with a powerful Pinot Gris. Our friend, Tom Gore, recently planted a Grenache Vineyard in Mendocino County specifically for Rosé. He crops this site for max tonnage so the wines are leaner with almost no color post press. This year is a 50% blend of each. Super yummy……
The Pinot Gris was destemmed and fermented on the skins and pressed off on the 8th day. Post press the fermentation finished in stainless steel. This wine was racked once off of its gross lees and returned for aging in tank. For the Grenache, it was whole cluster pressed, settled for 2 days then transferred to 60 gallon barrel and 520 gallon eggs. Blending began in January where the best fit blend was 50% Pinot Gris and 50% Grenache.
Harvest Date 8/17 & 9/16/2022
Bottling Date February 4th, 2023
Cases produced 1086
TA 6.1 g/L
“Ramato + direct press Grenache is the new new Rosé.”