Elegant salmon hue with lifting aromas of strawberry, raspberry, starfruit, rose petal and talc. These layered aromatics highlight the complex palate, driven by orange marmalade countered with a tension of fresh citrus peels precisely balanced by the signature of coastal minerality and defined salinity. Serve chilled.
The 2016 growing season was a welcomed one for the Flowers team when compared to the turbulent year prior. Much needed winter rains came in December and January which broke the dry cycle from the last four years, filling ponds and replenishing nutrients in our soils. Temperatures were cool enough on the estate to postpone bud break to the beginning of March; still early but not compared to prior years. A warm spring hinted at the potential of an accelerated growing season, providing fully developed clusters. Mild summer temperatures resulted in even ripening, and the balanced-presence of coastal fog brought the phenolic chemistry of the rosé fruit to optimal harvest levels during mid-August.