Portalupi 2018 Sparkling Rosé 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.
Vineyard: Pauli Ranch
Appellation: Mendocino County
Soil Type: River Rap Gravel, Pinotle
Harvest: 9/9/2018, 7.5 tons, 525 cases
Production: 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. 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. This wine is then dosaged and after a little rest in the bottle released.
Tasting notes: Great strawberry, cream aromas, many and tight small bubbles and a heady creamy mousse.