Las Jaras Wines 2022 Rosato, Mendocino County
Item Number: 18513
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Primitivo / Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vineyard Notes: The Primitivo is sourced from Gary Venturi Vineyard, and the Sangiovese is sourced from Larry Venturi Vineyard. Both Gary and Larry Venturi’s vineyards are in Calpella, north of Ukiah. Gary’s vines are to the west of Highway 101 and Larry’s are just to the east of the highway. Both of these vineyards are organic and dry farmed.
Winemaking Notes: Being able to pick these varieties at the perfect moment of ripeness is of utmost importance to make a wine that is suave without being heavy. Each of the vineyard blocks were harvested and vinified separately. The fruit was tumbled in the press ten times before pressing. After settling overnight at ambient temperature, each lot was racked with light lees to a stainless steel tank and a small 10ppm SO2 were added. Each lot was kept in the tank until native fermentation started. The tanks were racked to their fermentation and aging vessels, which were a mixture of large format barrels (500-600L) and 1200L amphora. The wines were topped up at the end of fermentation and aged until winter. The wines underwent native malolactic fermentation. In February, the wines were blended by racking clean to tank then back to their vessels. In March, they were clean racked to tank. One more tank to tank racking was performed before bottling without fining or filtration.