Portalupi 2018 Sparkling Rose of Barbera, Pauli Ranch, Mendocino County
2018 Arrossire di Barbera, Pauli Ranch, Mendocino County
Portalupi is always on the cutting edge with Barbera with a goal of being the premiere Barbera producer in America. We believe the Barbera grape has the perfect acidity and flavor profile to make a traditional and elegant Methode Champenoise Sparkling and in short order, we have achieved our vision. An absolutely exquisite expression of a blush wine in color, aromatics and flavors. An absolute industry first in regards to style, elegance and sophistication.
Harvested at 21.3 Brix, the grapes go directly into press, whole cluster and are gently squeezed allowing the juice to have a brief contact with the grape skins, giving the wine a brilliant rose blush hue.
The wine after fermentation is then bottled and the riddling process begins.
For nearly a year the wine is carefully monitored until we feel all aspects are perfect.
Great strawberry, cream aromas, many and tight small bubbles and a heady creamy mousse.
This wine is then dosaged and after a little rest in the bottle released.
Appellation: Mendocino County • Vineyard: Pauli Ranch • Soil Type: River Rap Gravel, Pinotle
Harvest: 9/9/201 • 7.5 tons • 20.5 Brix
12.5 %1 Alcohol • 525 Cases