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hfvrose2010.jpg 2010 Hughes Family Vineyards Rosé

SILVER MEDAL Winner at 2011 NextGen Competition!
Awarded GOLD at the Sommelier International Wine Competition 2011

Our delightful Rosé has quickly become the preferred wine for warm summer afternoons! With all of the refreshing qualities of a white wine, our Rosé is a perfect blend of 60% Syrah grapes from our certified organic Savannah Vineyard, complemented by the addition of 30% Pinot Noir and 10% Malbec grapes. These elements work in unison to provide our 2010 Hughes Family Vineyard Rosé a delicate bouquet of freshly picked strawberries and wild red raspberries, a pleasant touch of spice, and a crisp, vibrant acidity. A lovely dry Rosé, serve well chilled. Perfect for sipping or paired with summer’s lighter fare.

Vineyard: Sonoma and Napa Valley
Harvest: September, 2010
Blend:60% Syrah, 30% Pinot Noir, 10% Malbec
Vinification: 100% stainless steel, fermented dry
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 75 cases
Release Date: May 2011
Retail: $24.00
Aroma/Flavor: strawberry, raspberry, watermelon

Winegrowing: Hughes Family Vineyards are certified organic and have been sustainably farmed since they were first planted. Our vineyards are managed by Phil Coturri, the north coast’s preeminent organic viticulturalist. As such, no synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides or pesticides are ever employed. Weeds and pests are controlled with integrated cover crops that attract beneficial insects and bring unwanted populations into balance. The result is healthy soils, today and for generations to come.

Winemaking: We are fortunate to have as our consulting winemaker Rolando Herrera, a veteran of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Chateau Potelle, Vine Cliff, Paul Hobbs and his own label, Mi Sueño. An avowed non-interventionist, Rolando’s aim is to respect the characteristics of each vintage, and never manipulate a wine into something it is not. If his countless awards and accolades are any measure, it’s a philosophy that has served him well.

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