Las Jaras Rosé Old Vines 2021
Our approach to rosé is to think less about the varietal makeup and more about the style and vibe it conveys. So even though our cépage has changed – in past vintages, we have had varying percentages of Carignan and Zinfandel — the wine is still an evolution of its signature style. Our goal is a wine that is both fruity and savory, and every year we nudge the wine into the direction it needs to go in a quest for balance, deliciousness and refreshment.
50% Zinfandel Gary Venturi Organic
19% Carignan Gary Venturi Organic
7% Petite Sirah Gary Venturi Organic
13% Zinfandel Tolini Organic
11% Carignan Ricetti Certified Organic
Vineyards: All of the vineyards we source for this wine are head trained old vines that are dry-farmed. Gary Venturi’s vineyard is in Calpella, north of Ukiah. Tolini is in the town of Ukiah and Ricetti is in Redwood Valley.
Winemaking: The Carignan for Las Jaras Rosé was whole cluster pressed as soon as the fruit was received at the winery. This method of juice extraction gives us a savory and mineral laden wine with a fine texture. The Zinfandel was destemmed as soon as it got to the winery, after which, we added it to the press with its stems. This allowed us to get great red fruit character and avoid extracting too much bitterness. We added 10 ppm sulfur and after 24 hours of settling the wines we racked for native primary fermentation. Once these lots had fermented to dryness, we combined them into one tank for storage on their lees until bottling at cool temperatures to discourage malo-lactic fermentation, but it went through anyway. Close to the bottling date we added a small amount of sulfur and filtered the wine.
Label Art by Amanny Ahmad
Production: 509 cases
ABV: 12.82% | TA: 5.71 g/L | pH: 3.52 | VA: 0.49 g/L | DCO2: 880 ppm I Total SO2: 21 ppm | RS: 0.74 g/L Malic: 0.09 g/L | Turbidity at bottling: 15 NTU