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2017 Rolle

2017 Rolle

Rolle is a traditional component of classic Rosé and one of our favorite varietals when bottled on its own. Our 2017 Malene Rolle possesses layers of exuberant fruit, a full-bodied texture and a viscous palate that is rich and long lasting. Pale straw in color, this wine opens with aromas of white peach, green apple and plantain, leading into hints of orange blossom. The palate is bright and textured, with flavors of mango, chives and white pepper leading to a crisp, mouthwatering finish. This wine can be aged for up to two years.

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SKU: MNVEMN17B

Vineyards

We source our Rolle - also known as Vermentino - from vineyards owned and farmed by Seghesio Family Vineyards since 1961. This vineyard in the northern Russian River Valley was planted in 2008 on devigorating alluvial gravels. Experiencing frequent morning fog and cool maritime breezes, daytime temperatures are moderate, making it well suited for growing this Meditteranean white varietal.

 

Winemaking

The grapes for our Rolle are hand-picked and sorted in the cool evenings of harvest. They are then carefully transported to our winery in temperature controlled trucks. The fruit is whole cluster pressed into a Nomblot concrete egg and undergoes a long, slow fermentation. Following the yeast fermentation the wine is put through partial malolactic fermentation to impart complexity and a round mouthfeel. The wine was aged on its lees in the concrete egg for five months.

Food Pairing

Malene Rolle can be enjoyed with a wide variety of foods. Its layered versatility allows for pairing with both light and heavier dishes, including:

Mediterranean
Grilled Sardines; Grilled Octopus; Salad Niçoise; Tuna Carpaccio; Fritto Misto; Spaghetti alle Vongole

Chinese
Kung Pao Chicken; Shrimp Fried Rice; Pork Lo Mein; Long Beans with XO Sauce

Mexican
Fish Tacos; Crab Ceviche; Fresh Guacamole; Grilled Chicken Fajitas

California
Grilled Shrimp Skewers; Crab Cakes; Fresh Oysters; Pesto Pasta; Artichoke Dip

Wine Analysis

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Vermentino
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Alcohol %
13.3
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