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hfvrose2010.jpg 2011 Hughes Family Vineyards Rosé

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 made from 100% Syrah grapes from our Savannah Vineyard. Our 2011 Hughes Family Vineyard Rosé possesses 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.

Color: Medium pink with a slight golden hue.
Aroma: Integrated aromas of wild red raspberries.
Harvest: October 2011
Vineyard Sourcing: 100% Savannah Vineyard Sonoma Valley
Release Date: April 2012
Vinification: 100% stainless steel, fermented dry
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 50 cases
Retail: $24.00

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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