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2018 Malene Rosé

2018 Malene Rosé

The 2018 vintage is the cuvée most reminiscent of Provence to date. On the nose, the wine has a purity of fruit with notes of white peach, citrus and wet stones. The wine blooms on the palate with flavors of ripe stone fruit, cantaloupe, and tangy citrus. The wine's texture declares its California origins with opulence, plenty of mid-palate texture and an elegant finish.

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SKU: MNROMN18B

Vineyards

The warm, long growing season on the Central Coast is about as Provençal as it gets in California. We source Grenache and Cinsault from two vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley, Camp 4 and Zaca Mesa. Camp 4, in particular, has become one of the top sources for Rhones in the Santa Ynez Valley. Both vineyards are planted on sandy loam soils, ideal for these naturally vigorous varietals, and experience cool afternoon breezes blowing east from the Pacific through the Santa Rita Hills. We also source some of our fruit from the Vista Serrano Vineyard in Paso Robles, which is predominantly influenced by the cooling effect of the Templeton Gap. While Paso Robles is a relatively warm AVA, this area, located adjacent to a gap in the coastal range, has the greatest maritime influence and is well suited to growing traditional Provencal rose grape varieties. Additionally, we source a small amount from Mistral Vineyard in Monterey County and our Vermentino comes from Keyhole Ranch in the Russian River Valley, farmed by Seghesio Family Vineyards.

Food Pairing

Like a fine, dry white wine, Malene Rosé can be enjoyed with a wide variety of foods. Its layered versatility allows for easy entertaining in environments both casual and formal. Well-suited to picnics and barbecues, its impeccably balanced texture and crisp acidity make the wine an equally elegant match for refined dishes possessing complex flavors.

Enjoy Malene Rosé with diverse dishes and cuisine including:

Mediterranean
Bouillabaisse (fish soup); Pissaladière (French Onion Pizza); Tapenade; Aioli; Mushroom Quiche; Rosemary Flatbread with Blue Cheese

Indian
Lentil Soup with Lemon and Chiles; Halibut with Onions and Tomatoes; Chicken Tikka Masala

Thai
Coconut Chicken Soup; Pad Thai; Thai-style Basil Shrimp; Pork and Noodles Stir-Fry

California
Linguine with Chevre, Herbs and Tomatoes; Asparagus Risotto with Lemon; Chicken Quesadillas; Baja Fish Tacos

Wine Analysis

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Central Coast
Alcohol %
12.9
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