Le P'tit Paysan Rosé 2016

Le P'tit Paysan Rosé 2016

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FROM THE WINEMAKER

Made from Grenache and Mourvédre grown in Spur Ranch's limestone rich clays and Grenache and Cinsault from the granitic bluffs above the Arroyo Seco River. Picked below 22 brix, with bright natural acidity. Fermented in several lots with some native and some cultured yeasts.

 

2016 VINTAGE BLEND

44% Mourvedre, 39% Grenache, 17% Cinsault

 

FROM THE WINERY

"We did not set out to make these wines. We discovered great vineyards at the edge of sensible farming and decided to bring them to light.

The farther we looked, the more we found – remote, challenging vineyards, with hard depleted soils, and intense sunlight tempered only by the coastal breeze. Vineyards capable of producing only the most idiosyncratic wines. Our goal as winemakers is to lightly polish the roughest edges and leave the idiosyncrasy intact. It is here in the back country, filled with individual character, where Le P’tit Paysan comes to life.

We are not in "wine country." We have no trophy wineries, nor posh tasting salons. This is farm land, desolate hills, and solitude. What we do is simple, without artifice, and we enjoy it.

Winemaker Ian Brand puts a lot of miles on his car searching out and spending time in vineyards. He likes dirt roads, 12" vinyl, point breaks and hiding in the barrel room."