2021 Folk Machine Rosé of Gamay, Arroyo Seco
This is our sixth rosé from Gamay grapes that result from a grafting and planting project that started back in 2013 in Arroyo Seco. 2016 was our first harvest from the newly grafted vines and to give them a break, we harvested everything at pretty low brix with the idea of making rosé. This is the first year that we have seen somewhat decent yields, about 13 tons off of 5 acres. Despite the fact that we planted the block to make red wine, we like it so much for rosé that we mostly continue with that program though we did make 4 barrels of red wine this year for the first time ever. With yields still coming in lower than hoped for in 2020, we once again only made rosé for the.
grapes were taken directly to press with just a minimal amount of skin contact time during the trucking from Greenfield to Santa Rosa. Fermentation was uninoculated in stainless steel with temperature control to keep the fermenting juice cool and the fermentation slow, preserving aromatics and flavors.
The result is a fresh, semi-savory, light wine that should be great with summer and warmer weather or whenever for year-round rosé enthusiasts.
Continuing our mission and pledge to cut down the carbon footprint of our wines and green our package, this year, we have broke with convention and bottled our rosé in an Antique Green lightweight bottle instead of the flint bottle that the market has grown accustomed to. Green bottles contain a much higher percentage of recycled material and their production has a lower carbon footprint.
The label was created by Nate Duval whose art we are huge fans of and who we have worked with many times in the past.