2018 Scarlet Hexflame Rose
Stainkess fermentated and aged with no malolactic fermentation allowed.
2018 yielded a great rosé vintage with cold mornings to harvest ripe fruit. Early flowering in June and small grapes promised easy ripening for the reserve reds at Conner Lee Vineyard. Harvested at 21 brix with generous natural acids after 90 days of development, the Cabernets yielded big flavors at even the late days of summer. As the earliest wines we picked the zippy full flavors from the hot summer showed through in the new light colored juices
Whole cluster hand-picked fruit was harvested cold at dawn from our reserve blocks and pressed cold in the morning. Picked at 21 brix with high acids, we remove clusters from our reserve vines to yield one bottle per vine for our Chapter Cabernet Sauvignon harvest from these same vines. Slow champagne styled pressing yields the light color and creamy texture of today’s modern style. Fermented cold in steel only, this Lanuedoc styled rosé was slow filtered and bottled young in February for freshness.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon | 21% Cabernet Franc | 15% Malbec | 14% Merlot