Wine is sunlight, held together by water. -- Galileo Galilei.

In vino veritas.

A rosé (from French rosé; also known as rosada in Portugal and Spanish-speaking countries and rosato in Italy) is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine.

Vivanco ViuraLexy's Toast Sparkling Rosé is made from 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay grapes. This spectacular Sparkling Wine has the structure and profile of a French Champagne with the subtle complexity of a great Rosé.

This second version of Lexy's Toast is EXTRA SPECIAL as we added GlenLyon Winery's incredible "Mistelle" as our dosage. Mistelle is a rarely produced white dessert wine made from Viognier grapes. The Mistelle lends a hint of pear sorbet to the already wonderful flavors of peach, pomegranate, and raspberry. Lexy’s Toast is best served with a healthy dose of creativity!

Don’t Burst My Bubble; Just Drink It!

La Combe Des FousThere is a “sweet spot” in our upper vineyard where the topsoil is fertile and deep and the sun exposure is terrific. The canes tend to grow longer and the berries and clusters of fruit seem a bit plumper than in the other areas of the vineyard ... and is a perfect spot for harvesting the Syrah fruit that goes into the making of this delightful, dry Rosé.

After the fruit is hand-harvested by Squire and Suzy (and any unfortunate souls who might happen to be staying in the Cottage), Squire then cold-soaks and whole-cluster presses the fruit to separate the juice from the skins and seeds. Yeast is then added and the juice ferments in our temperature-controlled stainless tank until 7 Brix (sugar) and then transferred to neutral French Oak to finish fermentation. It is very much a French-in-style dry Rosé with no residual sugar and is very appetizer-friendly. Low alcohol, robust acid structure!

Matt's Notes

08. 04. 2017

2017 Futures

Post bottling glass of the red blend while checking out new Grenache quadrant.

08. 04. 2017

Somebody has to do it!

Guess who the new guy is?

08. 04. 2017

Skill Position

Learning fast

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