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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2015 Rosella's Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Rolling benchland vineyards set amongst lemon groves

Facts of Note

VINEYARD

Named for Gary Franscioni's wife

AGING

16% concrete amphora

ASPECT

Southeast facing slopes of the Santa Lucia range

When we first met Gary Franscioni he gave us some sage advice as a condition to buying his grapes. He said, “you’ve got to make good wine and pay your bills on time”. So we did as we were told and have never looked back.


Gary is a farmer through and through and Rosella’s, named after his wife, is a testament to his commitment to quality. We only get a small portion of this vineyard, bordering lemon groves on the slopes above the fertile valley below, but what we get has an exotic, spicy quality that shines.


Rosella’s experiences a maritime climate with strong coastal winds blown in from Monterey Bay. Foggy mornings with sunny, breezy afternoons keep these rolling slopes much cooler than the Salinas Valley just to the east. The setting is beautiful and the fruit quality equally breathtaking.

2015 Rosella's Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Rosella's
Clones
Poison, 777, 828
Orientation
North/South
Trellising
Uni-lateral cordon
Soil
Glacial alluvial

Technical
Details

Fermentation
5-ton open top / 5-ton concrete tank / 7% wood tank / 3 day cold soak / 9-14 day ferment
Oak
36% new French oak / 20% concrete tank / aged 15 months
Alcohol
14.4%
pH
3.63
TA
6.2 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Perfumed and floral with blue fruits and lightly unripe strawberries. Subtle hints of lemon rind.

Mouth: Medium body, very fine tannins and bright fruit. Vivid.