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2011 Gamay Rosé, Flirt

2011 Gamay Rosé, Flirt

As we coaxed this wine through its formative stages, we determined it was one sassy lady—pert, bold and a bit audacious. So we called it "Flirt." The nose is heady with berries, and brilliant cherry/strawberry flavors dance across the palate.

$20.00 per Bottle
$240.00 per Case
 

Wine Profile:

Vintage 2011
Wine Style Rosé Wine
Varietal Gamay
Varietal Composition
100% Gamay
Appellation Napa
Sugar 23.8
Acid .64
PH 3.3
Alcohol % 12.3
Size 750 ml

Tasting Notes

We love crisp, refreshing rosé wines, especially during summer and fall. When we harvested the grapes for our Topel Gamay from the Battuello Vineyard in the fall of 2011, the quality was so superior that we decided to set aside a small amount for a blush wine. As we coaxed the wine through its formative stages, we determined it was one sassy lady—pert, bold and a bit audacious. So we called it “Flirt.”

The juice for this rosé was pressed off the skins after a mere 6.5 hours of contact. The color was a tender pink, just like a budding rose, but the flavor was big and bright. We left it on new French oak for only two months, and then moved it to neutral barrels to keep its flavor profile clean and fresh. The nose is heady with berries, and brilliant cherry/strawberry flavors dance across the palate. We think you’ll agree that this Gamay is truly “pretty in pink.”

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Handcrafted
All Topel wines are lovingly handcrafted by Mark and Donnis, who employ minimalist techniques to transform simple grape juice into world-class wines that are robust, yet balanced and elegant — soulful wines that perfectly reflect the soil and climate of their origin.

“…These enviably pure cabernets are not burdened down with huge tannin and will not whack the taster over his head in terms of power or intensity. Rather, they are beautifully balanced and elegant…”
—Robert Parker, Jr.