2020 Le P'tit Paysan Rosé
Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault
All orders need to be picked up in Greendale, Wisconsin.
We do not ship.
2020 Vintage has arrived!
75% Mourvedre, 26% Grenache, 18% Cinsault
2019 Vintage: 56% Mourvedre, 18% Grenache, 7% Cinsault
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.
90 points Wine Enthusiast
"Light pink in the glass with a tiny bit of effervescence in its youth, this rosé of 48% Grenache, 43% Mourvèdre and 9% Cinsault shows tart tangerine, grapefruit pith, watermelon and strawberry water on the nose. There's tremendous sizzle to the sip and plenty of textural depth, carrying flavors of watermelon rind and ripe flesh."
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."