Las Jaras - Rosato (2019)
70% Sangiovese + 30% Montepulciano
From the Winemaker:
The 2019 Rosato has a delicate nose and subtle notes of wet stones, brioche, tangerine, and yellow nectarine. The palate shows red plum, yellow nectarine, quince, and silky round tones, and has a long finish that gives a slight pucker and leaves you thirsty for another sip. This wine is going to be lovely to drink anytime of year. As they say in our favorite country in the world: Buon vino fa buon sangue! Good wine makes good cheer!
Each of the vineyard blocks were harvested and vinified separately. When we received the fruit, we treaded each of the bins and they were added to the press shortly thereafter. After settling overnight at ambient temperature, each lot was racked with light lees to a stainless steel tank. Each lot was kept in the tank until native fermentation started. A small 10ppm dose of sulfur was added and the tanks were racked to their fermentation and aging vessels, which were a mixture of concrete eggs and large format barrels (500-600L). The wines were topped up at the end of fermentation and aged until winter. The wines underwent native malolactic fermentation. In December, we racked all of the wines dirty to blend and then back to their vessels. In February, we clean racked and returned to all vessels. As is usually the case, the concrete egg still had lots of suspended lees, so in March we swapped the wines in the egg to oak and vice versa. By April when we racked and adjusted sulfur for bottling we ended up with an incredibly clear wine. There was no need for fining or filtration. The limpidity of this wine will allow it to age well.
About the Winemaker:
At Las Jaras, our goal is to make delicious wine that has tons of energy and balance. We want them to be vibrant, delicate, and supple all at the same time while also being food friendly and easy for anyone to enjoy. Our wines are designed to reflect the unique terroir of the vineyards using minimal intervention so you can taste their natural, rhythmic expression. If you are not used to drinking wines made this way, the experience can be a revelation.
Our lighter wines can elevate your daily experiences. Bring the elegant bubbles of our Sparkling Wine to your best friends engagement party. Nestle the Rosé into your backpack for a trip to the park to watch an epic sunset. Pair the chilled Glou Glou with a margherita pizza to make takeout tastier.
Our medium bodied reds pair with deep savory meals and create thought provoking moments. A holiday dinner includes a conversation about Carignan. The Cabernet Sauvignon is brought to your favorite restaurant to share a taste with your server. “Does this remind you of 70’s Napa?” And our Sweet Berry Wine demands explanation, inspires stories, and creates joy. For your Wine!
We are very excited to share our wines with you—there are more to come!
Cheers, Joel & Eric