Joel Gott Central Coast Rosé 2020
100% STAINLESS STEEL
The 2020 Joel Gott Central Coast Rosé has aromas of strawberry, raspberry, watermelon and bubblegum with citrus and honey suckle notes. On the palate, the wine opens with bright fruit flavors and minerality followed by crisp, refreshing acidity, and a clean, balanced finish.
To make a Provence-style Rosé, we sourced fruit from vineyards in Santa Barbara County within the larger Central Coast AVA. Grenache makes up the larger part of this blend comes from various vineyards in Santa Barbara, where the cooler, marine influence adds bright, fruit flavors and acidity to the wine. A small amount of Cinsault and Counoise from the warmer Happy Canyon AVA located within Santa Barbara and a little Mourvedre help to make up the balance of this blend, adding depth and minerality to the wine.
Across the Central Coast in 2020, the growing season started off with optimal bud break followed by a cool spring and mild temperatures in the summer. Warm temperatures in the fall caused us to pick our fruit at its optimal ripeness in mid-September making for a well-balanced wine.
After harvest, the fruit was whole-cluster-pressed upon arrival at the winery. To help preserve the wine’s fruit and natural acidity, reductive winemaking was used to limit the amount of oxygen the wine has exposed to during fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Varietal Composition: 87% Grenache, 6% Cinsault, 4% Counoise, 2% Grenache Blanc, 1% Rousanne