Tasting Notes: Fresh-picked strawberries & savory herbs on the nose. Watermelon aqua fresca, dried thyme, strawberry smash & sea salt on the palate.
This vintage is about abundance: From the expansion of grape varieties featured in this vintage to the flavors and textures up for exploration in the glass. The 2022 is mostly Valdiguié and Carignan with Zinfandel, Grenache Noir and Barbera – several new varieties to the Love Rosé blend.
We foot stomped the grapes, which remained on the skins and stems for up to 24 hours. All varieties, excluding the Grenache, were gently pressed into stainless steel tank to naturally ferment. The Grenache underwent carbonic maceration before it was pressed, fermented and aged in concrete tank. Sulphur was not added during fermentation and aging. Once fermented to dry, the wine aged on the lees for four months. All were blended at bottling with a small amount of sulphur addition. Each variety brings a unique quality to the wine - acidity from the Valdiguié, spice from the Zinfandel, texture from the Carignan, herbal notes from the Grenache Noir and salinity from the Barbera. Enjoy hints of freshly picked strawberries on the nose and watermelon agua fresca, sea salt and dried thyme on the palate.
“Wine is a thoughtful expense. We set out to make the Love wines with the intention of making more affordable blends that bring joy to the table and can be shared any day.” – Chris Brockway
VARIETIES : 66% Valdiguié | 18% Carignan | 7% Zinfandel | 5% Grenache Noir | 4% Barbera
VINEYARDS : Shell Creek, Ricetti, Arrowhead Mountain, Corteza & Fox Hill Vineyard
ALCOHOL : 11%
TOTAL PRODUCTION : 2832 cases