2019 2019 Fleur Pour Ma Mère
FLEUR POUR MA MÈRE translates from French as a flower for my mother. People drink rosé wine for joyous occasions, whether at a picnic with friends or as an aperitif to start a delicious meal. This wine is meant to evoke a beautiful feeling of love and friendship. The FLEUR POUR MA MÈRE is a dedication to a mother who loved to garden, and who loved to live life in it’s most beautiful way.
Our rose, a flower for my mother, is always just a bright beautiful wine. After five hours on the skin, its got a gorgeous hazy salmon hue - like looking into the sunset on a beautiful day. On the nose, there's an immediate note of candied orange and orange blossom.On the palate, the wine is crisp and bright with notes of Orange Julius and pink lady apple peel. As it completed secondary fermentation, it has full mouthfeel, but has a super racy finish and a great food wine. One to drink now, but also save for later!
Just northeast of Lake Mendocino is the quaint town of Potter Valley. It’s picturesque in size, just population 650, and a stone’s throw from Mendocino National Forest. Nestled right in the heart of town is the Trails End Vineyard, where the grenache was picked for the 2019 FLEUR POR MA MÈRE.
On September 16, 2019, the grapes were picked by hand early in the morning by and brought to the winery. Once at the winery, the 1.5 tons of grapes were trodden by foot and pressed three hours later. The juice was left to settle overnight before being racked to neutral barrels for fermentation.
The wine completed its primary fermentation and malolactic fermentation simultaneously. The wine was racked in January 2020 to barrels. On March 26, 2020 the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered to be released for the summer rosé season.