2019 “Surreptitious” Rose’ – NEW RELEASE
Aratas Surreptitious Rose’ is a limit production wine.
100% Syrah aged 6 months in stainless.
Natural cork from Lafitte. Hand dipped tear away wax seal.
Los Carneros AVA, Napa Valley
Winemaker, Matt Sunseri
The secret one.
The 2019 Aratas ‘Surreptitious’ Rosé Wine is produced from spectacular Syrah grown in the Los Carneros region at the southern end of Napa Valley. The Syrah clusters were harvested for our proprietary ‘Veneration’ red blend. These super premium red grapes were selected for their color and depth of flavor…not produced with Rose in mind but we just couldn’t help ourselves. The free run seeping from the ripened berries at harvest was simply delightful and mouth watering so we slipped some aside for “our little secret”. The skins macerated for a week or so imparting a vibrant color but also rich flavor. While the nectar is concentrated in color, it’s refreshing to the palate. The juice was fermented in stainless tanks to keep it delightfully crisp in style. Just perfect for a warm spring day, enjoy this Rosé with a picnic or on a cool evening outside enjoying dinner from grill.
This is medium bodied Rosé, a white wine for red drinkers if we may. And we hope you will.
Each elegant bottle was laboriously harvested, crushed, bottled and wax dipped by hand.[ Tasting impressions: allspice, cinnamon, raspberry sherbet, watermelon, Satsuma plum, violet, white pepper]
Matt Sunseri, Winemaker
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