2017 Francis Coppola Sofia Rosé Monterey County

2017 Francis Coppola Sofia Rosé Monterey County

¥3,680

About this Wine


Country United States
Region California
Appellation Monterey
Winery Francis Coppola Sofia
Vintage 2017
Color Rosé
Varietal(s) 70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% Pinot Noir
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.8%
Product Code FCS3P17
UPC 739958033302
Inventory In Stock

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Tasting notes

The 2017 Sofia Rosé boasts striking aromas, where notes of raspberry, tangerine, and peach mingle with scents of coriander, rose petals, and crisp minerals. The palate is fresh and elegant with a gorgeous balance of fruit and vibrant natural acidity. The clarity and sophistication of this vintage makes it all the more alluring.

Production


Vintage Notes

The 2017 vintage unfolded early once again but experienced the first rainy winter in years. The much-needed precipitation in California had a healthy effect on the vines. Though Monterey County normally experiences a chilly spring, temperatures were more moderate this year, transitioning nicely into summer, where even at the height of the season, nighttime temperatures dipped significantly thereby extending the season and making harvest easy and gradual over a number of weeks.

Viticulture

The southern portion of Monterey County is regarded as California’s top area for Rhône varietals such as Grenache and Syrah. In this region, the vines experience a diurnal pattern where warm daytime temperatures may drop nearly 50 degrees in the evening. This condition helps the fruit ripen slowly over a long period of time and develop deep flavor intensity.

Vinification

  • Harvested at lower brix
  • Grapes are held in the press for a short period of time until the juice has the right amount of pigment.
  • Fermentation is accomplished at a cool temperature in stainless steel fermenters.

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