Sur lie agingin both stainless steel tanks and neutral French oak barrels
Wine Creek Ranch, Dry Creek Valley
By all accounts, 2012 was a vintage to remember. A near perfect growing
season left winemakers with a rare combination of bountiful yields and
beautiful fruit. The 2012 rosè offers the first glimpse of just what that
means in the bottle. A good harvest meant he could be
particularly selective, sourcing the fruit entirely from our organic and
Biodynamically-farmed vineyards and picking at lower sugar levels (21
to 23 Brix) to keep the alcohol level low and the flavors balanced.
It's readily apparent from the start that Grenache is the main player. Signature aromas of crushed strawberries dominate,accented by notes of juicy watermelons. The rich, luminescent hue of
the 2012 is evidence of the richness and depth of this wine. A versatile,
full-bodied rosè that could stand up to spicy, ethnic fare or smoked
meats, but is perfectly suited for its familiar role as an
Moon - The ancients recognized the power and influence of the moon over the plant and animal kingdoms and their farming was conducted in concert with its phases. Sadly, in our rush to embrace technology, we have lost touch with this wisdom, our common legacy. Since Quivira's conversion to Biodynamic farming, we have sought to reconnect with these ancient farming practices and work in harmony with the rhythms of our closest celestial neighbor.