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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2016 Rosella's Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Rolling benchland vineyards set amongst lemon groves

Facts of Note

VINEYARD

Named for Gary Franscioni's wife

AGING

61% concrete

WHOLE CLUSTER

7% whole cluster

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 receive 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.

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Vineyard
Details

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

Technical
Details

Fermentation
61% concrete tank / 26% wood tank / 13% stainless steel tank / 7% whole cluster / 3-5 day cold soak / 9-15 day fermenation
Oak
55% new French oak / aged 16 months
Alcohol
13.8%
pH
3.55
TA
5.9 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Cherry blossoms, wild strawberries, orange peel and violet notes. Floral and elegant.

Mouth: Medium to full body with bright acidity and texture.