Union Sacre 2019 La Gitane Rose of Pinot Noir, Central Coast KEG
varietal: Rosé of Pinot Noir vineyard: 100% Paragon appellation: Central Coast California cases made: 760 alc: 12.6% production: On skins for 6 hours, the juice quickly separates from the skins. fermentation: Fermented in tank and temperature controlled for 5 weeks at 50*F. Aged on lees for 6 months in neutral oak. elevage: 100% neutral oak, 6 months tasting notes: Cranberry, pomegranate, strawberry, cinnamon
Born from juice gleaned from select lots, la Gitane is the spiritual counterpoint to the Squire. In the countryside, the aristocracy and the vagrant continually cross paths. To the effete country squire the travelers are seen to be freeloading off the manorial lands, to the travelers, the landed life appears as nothing more than a pompous prison. La Gitane is of the same source as our more aristocratic wines, but prefers the staff meal over Ortolan.