2017 "Pink Flag" Rosé, Santa Barbara County

2017 "Pink Flag" Rosé, Santa Barbara County

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Our 2017 Pink Flag continues our process of partial flor-aging: 50% of the wine ages under flor, similar to Vin Jaune or Sherry, contributing the sea salt, almond, saline character we’re seeking from this process. We had better flor formation in 2017, and find that this vintage possesses both more aromatic precision and more complete, broader texture. The other half is topped-up, and is more reminiscent of classic Bandol Rose. The marriage of these two styles makes for a very complete, savory Rose, one that expresses a new side of Camp 4 Vineyard through the Counoise grape. 

100% Counoise

Primary and Secondary: Native

Vessels: 100% neutral oak. Barrel fermented and aged. 5 months in barrel. 

Biological aging: 50% aged under flor, 50% topped-up

13.9% alcohol

Finished pH: 3.4

Sulfur: None at crush, none during elevage. 15 ppm at bottling. 

Unfined and unfiltered.

81 cases produced