One of my favorite things about living in Miami is the weather – especially the fact that I can shamelessly drink “Rosé all day” without batting an eye 😉 Today, I poured a glass of Olema’s 2017 Rosé.
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The vision behind every Olema wine is to capture one vibrant place inside a delicious bottle at an everyday-drinking price. Made by Amici Cellars, this wine is made in the Côtes de Provence, France in the village of Vidauban in a true Provence Rosé style.
Harvest began in Provence early this year under ideal weather conditions with fully ripe grapes showing good acidity. While the ongoing drought in the region gave lower yields in the vineyards, the vines remained healthy, providing greater depth of flavor and concentration on the palate. All grapes went direct to press-minimal skin contact leading to pale salmon color and subtle grip. The must was fermented cold preserving freshness of floral aromatics and matured in stainless steel.
The wine is made with 60% Grenache, 30% Mouvedre, and 10% Carignan. The wine was pale pink in color and the nose was bursting with berries. It had a nice dryness and brightness. It was nice and crisp. Lots of red berries – strawberries and raspberries – with a hint of orange and acidity. I enjoyed it with some surf and turf with the family. You can find it online at Total Wine for $16.99.
Check out my review on their Pinot Noir.