2018 CrossHatch "Shape" Rosé
Los Olivos District
188 Cases Produced
In the world of art, to “Shape” is to create, to mold, to take raw material and transform it into a masterpiece while reflecting certain influences and characteristics of its creator. Here we see this process done as Grenache and Mourvédre come together to shape this Rosé into a well rounded and invigorating work of art. This Rosé has a light carnation pink color with creamsicle orange highlights. Strawberry, honeysuckle, grapefruit and meyer lemon aromas jump out of the glass followed by honeydew, lime zest and strawberry shortcake on the palate. Light and refreshing on the finish.
The Shape is a Rosé co-fermented blend made of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvédre. The fruit was grown at the Kærskov Vineyard in the Los Olivos District AVA of Santa Barbara County. The two varietals were picked on the same night and then gently crushed and soaked to extract color before pressing. The juice was cold fermented in stainless steel and aged for 6 months. This allowed us to capture the light but complex flavors that the two varietals have to offer. This is a great summer wine that should be enjoyed outside with the best of friends.