The Terra d’Oro 2018 Rosé is a complex, yet refreshing, wine that radiates a gorgeous light salmon hue in the glass. Intense aromas of lychee, honeydew melon, wet stone, cut grass, strawberry and cantaloupe are framed by hints of orange blossom and tropical fruit. The palate is bursting with an entry of fresh melon, pear and white peach. The fruit medley dances through the midpalate leading to a clean finish of stone and dragonfruit.
Vintage 2018 brought ideal conditions in Amador County for growing flavorful Grenache and Nebbiolo, the centerpiece of this exquisite Rosé. A slow start to the growing season brought even ripening as the grapes developed beautifully to create rich, ripe, fruity characteristics.
The Grenache and Nebbiolo grape clusters were harvested early in the morning hours, then gently pressed. Minimal skin contact allowed a delicate pink color to be extracted before the juice was fermented in 100% stainless steel and bottled without fining.
The result is a crisp, medium-bodied and off-dry wine with deep flavor and versatility, perfect for a springtime afternoon.
Food Pairing Notes
An incredibly versatile wine, the Terra d’Oro 2018 Rosé pairs beautifully with brown butter gnocchi, lightly seasoned salmon or sushi.