This rosé was made from whole cluster pressed Counoise, a variety more commonly found in the South of France that is ideal for rosé. Mounts Family Vineyard is located in Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County and its third generation growers were among the first in California to introduce Counoise to the region.
The vineyard has striking red, rocky soils which are rich in iron volcanic deposits. This hardy vineyard site with plenty of sun, has the potential to produce bountiful yields. To minimize those yields with a focus on quality, this Counoise was grafted to a devigorating rootstock. The vineyard team also made multiple passes in the rows throughout the growing season to drop fruit. The resulting concentration of flavor is quite apparent.
Intensely aromatic, bright and perfumed red fruits bound out of the glass. On the palate, this dry rosé has a rich body, yet lively acidity. The juxtaposition of this lush mouthfeel and bracing acidity makes this a very versatile rosé.