Rosé 2013 is Newest Release from Carica WinesApril 5th, 2014
Flavorful, Crisp, and Dry for Year-round Pleasure
Crisp and dry in the classic French style, this Rosé of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre has a vibrant color and a delicate aroma of plum and warm spices. In the glass, taste the definitive berry flavors, a note of salted caramel, plus orange zest.
“Versatile” best describes this Rosé. Enjoy it in the springtime with all the season’s new produce. In summer, pour a well-chilled glass while relaxing on the deck, and in winter, pair it with a first course of creamy celery root soup.
Carica 2013 Rosé is in limited supply, and is available directly from the winery for $19.00/bottle.
Vineyard Notes: Nestled among three mountain peaks in Sonoma County, the vineyards of Bennett Valley lie along mountain bench lands influenced by marine fog. The Syrah and Grenache winegrapes for Carica 2013 Rosé were harvested from the Jemrose vineyard, which is renowned for growing Rhône varietals suited to the cool climate of Bennett Valley, one of the smaller American Viticulture Areas in Sonoma.
Winemaking Notes: Carica’s small lots of premium Syrah and Grenache were hand-harvested October 18, 2013, and the Mourvèdre from the Clarksburg AVA was harvested on October 24th. After the grapes were sorted and crushed as whole clusters, free-run juice was immediately drawn off and blended in a steel tank. Very minimal grapeskin contact was allowed. Fermentation began with wild yeast, and proceeded to complete dryness in a matter of a few weeks. The wine was bottled on March 6, 2014. Limited production, 33 cases.
Pairing ideas: Because it is dry, with balanced acidity, the 2013 Carica Rosé pairs very well with spring’s fresh vegetables. Asparagus, fava beans, and salads composed with the early harvest from the garden are all complemented by a glass of Carica 2013 Rosé. Pasta Primavera comes to mind, of course. All summer long, a chilled glass of Carica Rosé is just the thing for relaxing with friends. In winter, a starter course of creamy celery root soup works perfectly with Carica Rosé.
To buy Carica 2013 Rosé, and the other Carica wines, visit the winery’s website, www.CaricaWines.com. Carica wines are also available at select wine merchants.