Rootdown Trousseau St. Amant Vineyard 2018
A red for people who love rose. This small-batch, 100% Trousseau is light, fruity and herby. A delicate red made with extreme care. As winemaker Mike Lucia describes: "We hand harvest the grapes and then tread them by foot upon arrival at the winery. From here the juice soaks on the skins and stems for 24-hrs before going to the press. The pressed juice is transferred to a stainless steel tank to settle before racking into another tank, leaving only the lightest, fluffy clean lees behind. Fermentation begins spontaneousl y and then the wine eventually moves to neutral barrels to finish fermenting. Once fermentation is complete, the wine racks back into tank to keep the alcohol down, maintain the wine’s natural aromas, and hold it in a place of reduction for palate texture. The wine is cold-stabilized (to 33 degrees 33 days before going into bottle), sterile-filtered, and then bottled with less than 10 ppm of free sulfur to maintain the inherent personality of the vineyard."