2022 2022 Fleur Pour Ma Mere
2022 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.
Friends of the winery have seen this rose in every form, reflecting the vintage in front of it. The 2022 goes back to the 2016 and 2017 iterations - a lean, mean, strawberry grapefuit machine. It's light in color and the most lovely of sips!
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 2022 FLEUR POR MA MÈRE.
On October 19, 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 shortly after. The juice was left to settle overnight before being racked to a stainless steel tank for primary fermentation. In mid Novemeber, the wine was racked with light leese for secondary fermentation in 60 and 75 gal neutral barriques. The lees inclusion is an important part of this wine, and the cigar barrels with its larger ratio of lees to juice contributed a rich depth of flavor.
The wine was racked in February to blend and went back to its neutral oak barrels. On February 26, 2023, the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered to be released for the summer rosé season.