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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2018 Rosella’s Vineyard,

Rolling vineyards set among lemon groves

Facts of Note

FERMENTATION

71% CONCRETE FERMENTATION

WHOLE CLUSTER

5% whole cluster

VINEYARD

Most northern & coolest vineyard we source from within SLH

Planted by legendary winegrower Gary Franscioni in 1996 and named after his wife, Rosella’s Vineyard features the coveted Pisoni clone and is situated in the northernmost part of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Strong wind and fog off Monterey Bay ensure a long, temperate growing season in this region.

To accentuate this wine’s most graceful qualities, it was fermented with 5% whole cluster and aged in a modest 34% of new oak barrels. As the wine opens, cascading flavors of raspberry and rose petal mingle with delicate undercurrents of orange blossom and lemon zest, with supple, integrated tannins drawing the wine to a gentle, lingering finish.

2018 Rosella’s Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

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

Technical
Details

Fermentation
71% concrete / 20% wood / 9% stainless steel / 5% whole cluster
Oak
100% stainless steel for 4 months / 24% new French oak for 16 months / 10% new Austrian oak for 16 months
Alcohol
14.4%
pH
3.6
TA
5.59 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Elegant raspberry and lemon zest enhanced with playful notes of blood orange and homemade marshmallow.

Mouth: Explosive, yet gentle with profound balance and integrated tannins followed by a long finish.