Cart 0 items: $0.00
Kenyan Ambassador Visits Mellowood
Maryanne Karuga
June 28, 2023 | Maryanne Karuga

The Best Rosé To Try This Summer

Mellowood Vineyard's 2018 Rosé

Mellowood Vineyard, nestled in the picturesque Sierra Foothills, has gained a reputation for producing exceptional wines that truly embody the essence of the region. With its vibrant flavors, enticing aromas, and a commitment to sustainable winemaking, our rosé is a true representation of our vineyard’s dedication to crafting remarkable wines.

I. Unlocking Rosé's Brilliance through Gentle Maceration

We handpick the grape varieties, ensuring only the best quality makes its way into the rosé wine. After harvest, the grapes undergo a gentle crushing process, allowing for optimal extraction of flavors and aromas. The juice then undergoes a brief maceration period, imparting the beautiful color and subtle complexities that make this rosé so special.

A. The Perfect Rosé Blend of Handpicked Grapes and Flavors

With the first sip, our rosé reveals a bright and lively flavor profile, bursting with juicy red berries, including strawberries and raspberries. These fruit-forward flavors are balanced by a refreshing acidity that adds a zing to each sip. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, inviting you to savor every moment and appreciate the wine's exquisite craftsmanship.

II. The Warmth of Sun-Drenched Days 

One of the defining characteristics of the Sierra Foothills is its abundance of sun-drenched days. The vineyards bask in the warm rays, allowing the grapes to ripen fully and develop their distinct flavors. The ample sunshine promotes the accumulation of sugars in the grapes, contributing to the luscious fruitiness found in our wines. Each sip reveals the sun-kissed essence of the region, filling your palate with the flavors of ripe berries and tropical fruits.

A. The Cool Caress of Nighttime

While the days in the Sierra Foothills are warm, the nights bring a welcome coolness. As the sun sets, a gentle breeze descends upon the vineyards, allowing the grapes to rest and rejuvenate. This diurnal temperature variation is crucial in preserving the natural acidity of the grapes. The cool nights retain the wine's freshness, ensuring a lively and vibrant character. When you sip our Rosé, you can taste the balance between the ripe fruit and the refreshing acidity—a testament to the region's unique climatic influence.

III. Mellowood's Commitment to Sustainable Winemaking 

Mellowood Vineyard's dedication to sustainable winemaking is ingrained in every aspect of our operations. With a firm belief in nurturing the land and preserving the delicate ecosystem that supports our vineyard, we are committed to organic and biodynamic practices.

A. Organic Vineyard Cultivation for Exceptional Wines

By adopting organic practices, our vineyard minimizes the use of chemicals, herbicides, and pesticides, ensuring that our vineyard remains in harmony with nature. This approach not only protects the environment, but also promotes the health of the vines and the overall quality of the grapes. The result is wines that are vibrant, pure, and reflective of the unique terroir in which they are cultivated.

B. Nurturing Nature for Future Generations

Our commitment to sustainable agriculture goes beyond the vineyard itself. We implement energy-efficient practices in our winemaking processes, reduce water usage, and prioritize waste reduction and recycling. By considering our long-term impact of our actions, we ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the fruits of the land in the same pristine condition.

IV. Pairing Mellowood's 2018 Rosé with Cuisine

Our rosé is not only a wine to be savored on its own, but it also lends itself beautifully to a wide range of culinary pairings. Its vibrant flavors and refreshing acidity make it a versatile companion for various dishes, enhancing the dining experience and creating harmonious flavor combinations.

1. Seafood Sensations

Consider pairing it with fresh oysters on the half-shell, where the brininess of the shellfish is complemented by the wine's zesty acidity. The rosé's red berry notes can also elevate the flavors of seared scallops, bringing a touch of sweetness to the rich, buttery texture of the seafood. For those who prefer a light seafood salad or grilled prawns, the wine's refreshing character provides a delightful contrast and brings out the natural flavors of the dish.

2. Savoring Summery Salads

When it comes to vibrant and refreshing salads, Mellowood's 2018 Rosé is a match made in culinary heaven. Its bright acidity and fruit-forward profile harmonize effortlessly with a variety of summery ingredients. Try pairing it with a mixed greens salad topped with ripe strawberries, tangy goat cheese, and a balsamic vinaigrette. The wine's strawberry notes will echo the sweetness of the fruit while cutting through the richness of the cheese. Another delectable option is a watermelon and feta salad, where the rosé's crisp acidity beautifully balances the sweetness of the melon and the saltiness of the cheese, creating a refreshing and harmonious combination.

3. Light Fare and Picnic Pleasures

Pack a basket with artisanal cheeses like creamy brie or tangy goat cheese, accompanied by crusty baguette slices. The wine's refreshing acidity and red berry flavors will create a delightful interplay with the cheese, highlighting their unique characteristics. Additionally, this rosé pairs wonderfully with charcuterie, such as prosciutto or cured salmon, where the saltiness of the meats is beautifully balanced by the wine's lively acidity.

4. Dessert

Surprisingly, our rosé can also be a delightful companion to certain desserts. Its subtle sweetness and fruity notes can create a harmonious contrast with lighter, fruit-based desserts like strawberry shortcake or mixed berry pavlova. The wine's acidity cuts through the sweetness of the dessert, cleansing the palate and allowing the flavors to shine. Alternatively, try pairing this rosé with a creamy lemon tart or a fruity sorbet for a refreshing and indulgent finale to a memorable meal.

V. Visiting Mellowood Vineyard

For wine enthusiasts seeking an immersive experience, a visit to Mellowood Vineyard is an absolute must. Step into the heart of our picturesque vineyard nestled in the breathtaking Sierra Foothills and embark on a journey that will delight all your senses.

A. Unforgettable Wine Tasting Experience at Mellowood 

As part of your visit, we invite you to indulge in a memorable tasting session that showcases the diverse range of wines we offer, including our exquisite 2018 Rosé. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of our cozy tasting room, where our knowledgeable staff will guide you through a carefully curated selection of wines, providing insights into the characteristics, flavors, and winemaking techniques that make each one special.

B. Discover Serenity at Mellowood Vineyard

Beyond the wine, our vineyard offers a serene and idyllic setting that invites you to unwind and connect with nature. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, bask in the warm California sun, and revel in the stunning vistas that surround you. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or simply seeking a tranquil escape, a visit to Mellowood Vineyard promises an unforgettable experience.

C. Experience the Charm and Warmth of Mellowood

At Mellowood, we take immense pride in sharing our passion for winemaking and the natural beauty of our vineyard with our visitors. Our dedicated team is committed to providing you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, ensuring that your time spent with us is filled with joy, discovery, and a genuine connection to the world of wine.

VI. FAQ Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is the flavor profile of Mellowood's 2018 Zinfandel Rosé?

 Mellowood's 2018 Zinfandel Rosé boasts a delightful flavor profile with notes of ripe strawberries, red cherries, and hints of watermelon. It exhibits a refreshing acidity, balanced by a subtle touch of sweetness, making it a perfect summer sipper.

2. Is Mellowood's 2018 Zinfandel Rosé suitable for pairing with food? 

 Absolutely! Mellowood's 2018 Zinfandel Rosé pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes. Its bright acidity and fruit-forward nature make it a great match for light salads, grilled seafood, charcuterie, and even spicy cuisines. Experiment with different pairings to discover your personal favorites.

3. Is Mellowood's 2018 Zinfandel Rosé suitable for vegetarians or vegans? 

Yes, Mellowood's 2018 Zinfandel Rosé is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. The winery follows sustainable winemaking practices, which include avoiding the use of animal-derived fining agents, making our wines suitable for those following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.

4. Can I purchase Mellowood's 2018 Zinfandel Rosé online? 

Yes, you can purchase Mellowood's 2018 Zinfandel Rosé conveniently online through our website. Simply visit our online store, select the desired quantity, and proceed with the secure checkout process. Your wine will be shipped directly to your doorstep, allowing you to enjoy the taste of Mellowood Vineyard from the comfort of your own home.

Recent Posts
Blog Categories