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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2017 Rosella’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Rolling benchland vineyards set among lemon groves

Facts of Note

VINEYARD

Named for Gary Franscioni's wife

AGING

41% New French Oak

FRUIT

100% Destemmed

Farmed by legendary winegrower Gary Franscioni and named after his wife, this vineyard experiences a maritime climate with strong winds blown in from Monterey Bay. Foggy mornings with sunny afternoons keep these coastal slopes much cooler than the Salinas Valley just to the east.


We only receive a small portion of this 50-acre vineyard, but the prevailing wine features wild strawberry, prickly pear, blood orange and watermelon rind. An exciting Pinot Noir, with exotic spice traits and strong cellaring potential.

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Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Rosella’s Vineyard
Clones
Pisoni, 828
Orientation
North/South
Trellising
Uni-lateral cordon
Soil
Glacial alluvial

Technical
Details

Fermentation
55% Wood open tops / 40% Concrete open tops
Oak
41% New French Oak for 19 months
Alcohol
14.7%
pH
3.59
TA
5.8 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Mesmerizing notes of wild strawberry with hints of blood orange and watermelon rind.

Mouth: Shimmering red fruit with underlying poise and depth.