Growing Conditions

Harvest began in Provence early this year under ideal weather conditions with fully ripe grapes showing good acidity. While the ongoing drought in the region gave lower yields in our vineyards, the vines remained healthy, providing greater depth of flavor and concentration on the palate.

Winemaking

The 2017 Olema Rosé, made by Amici Cellars, is a wonderful follow up to our inaugural vintage. Made in the Côtes de Provence in the village of Vidauban in a true Provence Rosé style, this wine is crisp, dry and has the perfect balance of color, body and bouquet. Soaring aromatics of honeydew melon, quince, raspberry and rose water jump from the glass. Flavors of cantaloupe, strawberry and hints of cherry lead to a wonderful burst of refreshing acidity on the finish. All grapes went direct to press with minimal skin contact leading to the pale salmon color and a subtle grip. The must was fermented cold preserving the freshness of floral aromatics and matured in stainless steel giving vibrant fruit intensity and a long, crisp finish.