2017 Rosé of Cabernet FrancContra Costa County
Franc is from a sustainably-farmed vineyard with clay loam soils
in a windy corner of Southeastern Contra Costa County, near the base of Mount Diablo.
Winds coming off the Sacramento Delta keep the grapes cool during the growing
season, preserving acidity in the wine.
Our Cabernet Franc grapes were hand-picked on August
25th. We foot-tread the grapes, which were then whole-cluster
pressed with minimal skin contact. The rosé was fermented in stainless steel
with native yeast and then aged for six months in neutral oak barrels. The wine
is vibrant and fresh, with notes of
strawberry and has beautiful acidity.
- VineyardCampos Family Vineyards
- SoilClay loam
- Brix at Harvest19.2
- Harvest DateAugust 25, 2017
- Production74 cases