2022 Estate RoséRegular price$3000 $30.00
2022 Estate Rosé
Dovecote's Estate Rosé is a light shade of coppery and begins with delicate aromas of strawberries and cream, rose and wet stones. The palate comes alive with zesty acidity and a chalky texture, offering flavors of peaches, citrus and wild strawberry. Drink now through the next 2-3 years.
- Alcohol 13.1%
- Vintage 2022
- Varietal Co-fermentation of 45% Syrah; 30% Grenache, and 25% Mourvèdre
- Vineyard Thompson Vineyard
- Appellation Alisos Canyon
- Vine Age 32 years
- Clone Syrah: Estrella River; Grenache: Massal Selection; Mourvèdre: Massal Selection
- Rootstock Own
- Soil Sand and flint over limestone
- Farming Sustainable
- Climate Cool I/II
Established in 1990, Thompson Vineyard lies just inland from California’s windswept Central Coast on the eastern side of the cool San Antonio Creek Valley in Northern Santa Barbara County. It rests within the Alisos Canyon corridor where transverse mountain ranges flood the area with daily fog and ocean air, extending chilly mornings and afternoons, softening midday heat, and yielding cold and often icy nights.
Planted to primarily Rhone varietals, here the vines sit on their own roots in alluvial sand over a deep foundation of white limestone that once comprised the floor of the Pacific Ocean. Thompson Vineyard naturally produces extremely small, slow, and evenly-ripening yields that often stretch harvests well into late November, resulting in deeply complex cool-climate wines that evolve gracefully with age.
- Aging 100% stainless steel
- Cases 51
- Peak years 2023-2025
Saignée and co-fermentation of 45% Syrah; 30% Grenache, and 25% Mourvèdre at 33-34F for ~six months. All stainless steel, no MLF.