Rhinefarm Rosé

Sonoma Valley

Fun and flirty, this elegant rosé is made primarily of Pinot Noir grown on Rhinefarm. Fresh aromas and flavors of wild red cherry, lime and lively acidity make it perfect for food as well as hanging out with friends.

Philosophy

This light-hearted and beautiful Sonoma Coast dry rosé wine captures the essence of the coolest areas of our Rhinefarm vineyard. Composed primarily of Pinot Noir, and produced by whole cluster pressing the same day fruit arrives in the winery to help maintain a lighter style. All stainless steel fermentation. This results in a very light, French-style rosé wine with fruity aromatics.

Vineyards

Sourced primarily from Dijon and 40-year-old heritage Pinot Noir clones, the majority of the fruit grows in the lower portion of the vineyard, a section that sits literally across the street from the Carneros appellation border and shares the cooling benefits of the fog from the San Pablo Bay to the south and the Petaluma Gap to the west. The topsoil is only 18”–30” deep, consisting of Huichica clay loam with occasional pockets of small stream gravel that have been deposited over centuries by the adjacent Arroyo Seco Creek. Beneath this layer is compacted Carneros Bay sediment that naturally restricts vigor. The climate and soils combine to maximize hangtime and tiny, concentrated berries.

We harvest by hand during the cool morning hours, then destem and gravity feed the fruit directly into the stainless steel fermentation tank. To achieve its gorgeous pale pink color.

Pairing Riffs

At Gundlach Bundschu, we make great wine but also like to have fun. We recommend enjoying our Sonoma Rhinefarm Rosé in many ways:

  • A sunny day
  • A rainy day
  • Really, any day
  • Appetizers, picnics, and salads

specifications

Vintage:
2019
Wine Type:
Rosé
Varietal:
Rhinefarm Rosé
Varietal Composition:
  • 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation:
Sonoma Coast
Acid:
TA: 6.2 g/100mL
PH:
3.39
Barrel Aging:
  • 90% Stainless Steel
    10% Neutral Oak
Alcohol %:
13.9%