2017 Malbec Rosé Horse Heaven Hills
Horse Heaven Hills
This Rose of Malbec has radiant color and starts with bright aromatics of fresh strawberries, ripe melon, and floral notes. The flavors match the aromatics nicely with fresh berries, watermelon, with slight mineral notes.
Blend: 100% Malbec
Total Acidity 0.47 g/100 ml
Alcohol Content: 12.2%
Fermentaion: 16 day fermentation to retain the fresh aromatics.
The 2017 growing season was cooler and crop yields were significantly lower in comparison to the past two vintages.
The cooler early spring temperatures along with ample soil moisture from winter precipitation and spring rainfall, delayed ripening and helped to retain fresh fruit aromatics and mouthwatering acidity.
Rainfall was minimal from mid-May to mid-August and temperatures were above average in July and August.
Despite cold winter conditions, 2017 gave us concentrated wines with classic Washington state character.
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