Cline Cellars Mourvedre Rose 2016
100-year-old vineyards in Oakley grow in deep, sandy soil along the delta of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers, which cool the grapes and allow them to hold their bright acidity.
In the wonderful tradition of Roses found in Portugal, Spain, Italy and France, this wine is perfect on its own, well-chilled. It is crisp and refreshing, not overly sweet, and has hints of cherry and plum.
Cline Mourvedre Rose is made as a Blanc de Noir or "white of a red grape," in the style of a white wine. The skins are removed by pressing before fermentation begins. The wine extracts a small amount of color, and a little of the astringent tannins, from the red grape skins. Juice is fermented slowly at cold temperatures to preserve the bright fruit flavors and halted just before the wine is dry.Makes an excellent chilled accompaniment for spicy foods, chicken Provencal, salmon or teriyaki.