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Wine of the Week: Campovida Grenache Rosé – Mendocino

Several weeks ago, on behalf of the North Coast chapter of the Rhone Rangers, Quivira Winery and I hosted a rosé tasting featuring 12 rosés from North Coast producers. The event was a smash success with attendees with dozens of positive comments and feedback.

As part of the audience participation, attendees received a handout with details on each wine, and when they were done with their tasting submitted a ballot for their top two wines of the day. All wines were well represented and received multiple votes, by the winner, by a fair margin, was the Campovida Grenache rosé.  To celebrate their success, and a classic summer sipper, its featured as wine of the week.

About Campovida

Campovida is a family owned and operated certified organic farm and working vineyard. This unique place offers deep connections with nature, wine tasting, a professional culinary kitchen, a 10-room retreat center. It's a place where you can relax,enjoy and create your custom gatherings.20130601_132909

Several years ago Campovida embraced Rhone varieties, and under the watch of new winemaker Sebastian Donoso, formerly at Saracina, some amazing wine are being released. A winery and winemaker to watch.

Campovida also recently opened a new tasting room in Oakland, which I am eager to go visit. (Campovida Announces New Winemaker and Tasting Room)

  • Oakland Tasting Room: Address: 95 Linden St, Oakland, CA 94607 Phone:(707) 400-6300
  • Campovida Tasting Room: 13601 Old River Road, Hopland CA Phone: 707.400.6300

Wine of The Week: Campovida Grenache Rosé

To The Eye: The Campovida rosé is an immediate eye catcher. A brilliant, beautiful light orange hue of pink grapefruit skin

On The Nose: Expressive notes of tangerine, pink grapefruit, powdered sugar (not sweet though)2013-06-20 10.30.34

On the Palate:  Wonderful bright  but round fruit and citrus on  the front palate. Mid palate, mouth watering flavors of citrus. The finish is long, lingering with notes of spice and mouthwatering acidity and minerality.

I tasted both at room temperature, and proper chilled cellar temp, this wine exhibits no flaws or astringency, only great balance, the sign of a well made rosé. Rosé is actually one of the most difficult wines there is to vinify, with narrow margin for error, bravo to Sebastian for job well done.

A wine that will pair well with a wide array of summer dishes, from oysters to summer salads, and cialis order online grilled white meats and fishes.

Vineyard Info

  • Appellation: Mendocino County
  • Year planted: 2006
  • Elevation: 960 feet
  • Soil: Clay loam
  • Yield: 4 tons/acre

Wine Making Notes

  • Harvest date: October 20, 2012
  • Brix: 22.0
  • Fermentation: Crushed and cold soaked for 24 hours. Pressed and barrel
  • fermented in neutral French oak. No malolactic fermentation.
  • Aging: Aged in neutral French oak for four months with lees contact and stirred three times.
  • pH: 3.15
  • TA: 6.0 g/L
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Cases produced: 134
  • Release date: April 2013

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