Region: Napa, California
Varietals: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Counoise
FUN FACTS: Matthiasson 2020 Rosé was made from a combination of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Counoise from the Windmill vineyard in the Dunnigan Hills, and Syrah grapes from the Hurley Vineyard in Napa Valley. Its citrusy aromas and clean flavors will complement the wonderful summer foods that show up on the table as the weather warms calling for salads, rabbit, frittatas, peas, favas, with green garlic. Perfect for enjoying on the porch all summer.
The blend is approximately 45% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, and 5% Counoise coming in at around 11.5% alcohol. Total 1,900 cases produced.
Two vineyards are used for sourcing the fruit for this bottle.
Sergio Villanueva farms the Windmill vineyard for the owner Jeff Morgan under our direction and tutelage. He knows every vine practically by name, and carefully nurtures the vineyard with tremendous pride. The Windmill Vineyard is situated on pinkish gravelly alluvial soils in the Dunnigan Hills AVA of Yolo County. It is a hot climate, and the fruit ripens fast, allowing us to harvest ripe fruit at low sugar levels with balanced acidity, keeping the alcohol moderate and the texture soft and light. Certified Organic.
Sheri Hurley, with some equipment and labor help from us, lovingly tends her tiny Syrah vineyard at the base of the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley. The Hurley Vineyard is a tiny two-acre vineyard alongside the Napa River growing on cool clay soils, with morning fog and afternoon breezes that swoop in most days through the Golden Gate and across the San Pablo Bay. The fruit ripens slowly and retains tremendous acidity and citrusy freshness, and is the perfect foil to the soft and broad character of the fruit from the much warmer climate Windmill Vineyard. Certified Organic.