Tolosa 2018 Edna Valley Rose

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Winemaker Notes

This incredibly inviting Rosé has the charm to delight your afternoon or evening as an aperitif. The grapes were hand picked before sunrise and delivered to the winery during the crisp morning hours. Just over half of the grapes were destemmed before being gently pressed. The other 45 percent of the grapes were gently pressed whole cluster to build complexities in the wine. Juice from the destemmed grapes offered more color, producing a pale pink Rosé. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the mouthwatering acidity in the wine.
Tolosa’s estate vineyard, Edna Ranch, is sustainably farmed and nestled amongst the northwest-southwest running volcanic hills of San Luis Obispo County. The transverse valley is an extension of the sea. The cold Pacific wind and fog sweeps into the valley creating a long growing season and a microclimate ideal for ripening delicate Pinot Noir grapes. The coastal climate is responsible for producing a fresh and lively acidity.
Food Pairing: “This dry Rosé, reminiscent of Provence Rosé, is the ultimate combination of drinkability meets deliciousness. The medium light body and balanced acidity make this wine perfect as an aperitif and ideal with virtually any type of salad.” —Master Sommelier Bob Bath
Color: Very pale pink
On the Nose: Vibrant and youthful, a mélange of fruits, particularly strawberry, cherry and raspberry dominate this veritable fruit bowl of a Rosé
On the Palate: Fresh acidity and rich mid-palate showcasing notes of Rainer cherries and white strawberries
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Fermentation: Stainless steel tanks Aging Stainless steel tanks
Vineyards: Edna Ranch
At Tolosa, we are true believers in the special terroir that is Edna Valley, nestled amongst the northwest to southeast running volcanic hills of San Luis Obispo County and the frontier for the most complex cool-climate varietals in California. Our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays reflect the cold Pacific wind that sweeps down the coast and funnels into the valley, as well as the remarkable diversity of soil types: ingredients for nuanced and balanced wines of distinctive character.