Las Jaras Waves Rosé 2021
Regular price $13.00
Winemaker: Eric Wareheim and Joel Burt
Appellation: Mendocino County, California
Grape Varieties: Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Sirah, Viognier
2021 was a challenging vintage with a small crop and a lot of heat. We did not make as much rosé as we would have liked because the grapes were not very juicy, which resulted in very small yields. We would normally tread or de-stem some of the grapes for our rosé to bring up the red fruit character but we decided to forego, as we were afraid to pick up too much tannin. We had so much fruitiness and color that we didn’t need to anyway. All varieties were pressed and settled separately, and then combined for fermentation. All wines were fermented naturally and once finished, we stored the blend cold without sulfur. We added 20ppm sulfur three weeks prior to canning. This wine was not fined but it was filtered.
WAVES is a super fun project where we get to make delicious, sexy wines and put them in a can. Our ideal rosé for a can was light and zippy with big fruit, and this combination of varieties gives us that with a powerhouse of freshness. The gentle sparkle really makes this a fun wine to enjoy out of the can or in a glass. The varietal composition we came up with for this wine seems a little crazy, but the vintage called for a little bit of white wine to lean out the big reds. We co-fermented early picked Viognier juice with Zinfandel, Carignan, and Petite Sirah and we love the combination.