Rogue Vine 2020 'Grand Itata' Tinto, Itata Valley
Item Number: 15096
Region: Southern Regions
Sub Region: Itata
Appellation/AVA: Itata Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: La Bella
Grape(s): 95% Cinsault / 5% Pais
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Paleozoic granite
Elevation: 820 ft
Winemaking Notes: Rogue Vine's 'Grand Itata Tinto' is a blend of old vine Cinsault and Pais. The grapes are sourced from the La Bella Vineyard that was planted in 1960. The bush vines are harvested by hand and then whole berry fermented with native yeast. Maturation occurs in 10-year-old neutral oak.
Tasting Notes: The nose shows bright red fruits of raspberry and strawberry with rose petals and hints of fresh forest floor. The palate is defined by its tannin and acid structure that keeps the wine lifted accentuating the fruit and leading to a racy finish.