Our top warm weather wine is back!
The beautiful color, enticing aromatics and summer fruit flavors, have made AVV dry Rosé of Sangiovese a hit with wine drinkers. We’ve been known for our big Rose’ since 2005 and this 17th vintage continues the tradition.
2022 kicked off with a lack of rain from the ongoing drought, warm spring, and early summer. Relatively mild summer temperatures allowed the grapes to mature evenly. Harvest began quickly and yields were a bit lighter than in prior vintages. At harvest, the quality of the fruit was excellent with natural acidity and intense flavors.
The grapes were gently pressed and held for 3 hours to get the proper color in the press. The juice was sent to a tank where it was cold settled for close to 48 hours and then racked off its sediment to another tank for fermentation, where it was inoculated with a French isolate yeast. To preserve the bright aromatics and fresh fruit flavors the juice fermented slowly at a chilly 50°.
Year after year AVV Rosé is recognized as one of the country’s best, and the 2022 Rosé doesn’t disappoint. Open a bottle, pour and aromas watermelon, melon, guava, red cherry and raspberry fill the glass. Juicy flavors of peach, stone fruit, watermelon, strawberry and nice minerality keep you smiling and coming back for another sip. This is pure California sunshine in a glass, With bright acidity and a long dry finish this wine appeals to everyone.
2022: 93 points & Gold Medal - Beverage Testing Institute
2021: 99 points, Best In Show - Pink, Best of Class of Appellation - CA State Fair
2020: 92 points & Gold Medal - Sunset Intl Wine Competition