The Wine: Rose' 2019
Las Jaras Rose' is a natural wine made from a blend of grapes from several parcels. Here's an abstract from Las Jaras' website illustrating the ceppage:
"Gary Venturi Carignan: 57% old vine, dry-farmed, sustainable, no systemics (undergoing organic conversion); Ricetti Vineyards Carignan: 8% old vine, dry-farmed, certified organic; Hillside Vineyards Zinfandel: 35% old vine, dry-farmed, certified organic. All of the vineyards we source for this wine are head-trained old vines that are dry farmed. Hillside Vineyards is in the Talmage area of Ukiah Valley; Gary Venturi’s vineyard is in Calpella, north of Ukiah and the Ricetti Vineyard is in Redwood Valley, north of Ukiah."
The Carignan for this wine was whole-cluster-pressed as soon as the fruit was received at the winery. The Zinfandel was added to the press with its stems. After alcoholic fermentation, the two wines were combined into one tank for storage on their lees until bottling.
The Producer: Las Jaras
At Las Jaras, our goal is to make delicious wine that has tons of energy and balance. We want them to be vibrant, delicate, and supple all at the same time while also being food-friendly and easy for anyone to enjoy. Our wines are designed to reflect the unique terroir of the vineyards using minimal intervention so you can taste their natural, rhythmic expression. If you are not used to drinking wines made this way, the experience can be a revelation. (source: Las Jaras)
The Region: Sierra Foothills