Buoncristiani Rosato 2010
Our Rosato blend is comprised of Syrah & Malbec fruit sourced from vineyards in Oak Knoll and Coombsville areas of Napa Valley as well as Stagecoach Vineyard above Oakville. The components of this Rose were fermented in 10% stainless steel and 90% neutral barrels. Primary fermentation was allowed to complete to dryness, while secondary fermentation was suppressed to preserve the crisp acidity and vibrant fruit.
This 2011 Rosato was bottled after only 6 months of barrel aging in order to capture the essence of the Syrah & Malbec fruit profile of ripe raspberry, floral perfume, exotic spices, and black cherry, while ensuring proper timing for spring parties and summer BBQ's.