2016 Limited Release Grenache Rose
The 2016 Rosé is a game changer for Broken Earth. It is both modern and “old world” in style, the hue and freshness representative of a rosé de Provence produced in the, comparatively speaking, “new world” wine region of Paso Robles. The first step in appreciating this rosé is to hold your glass up to the light to examine the ombré color combination that goes from faded coral, to pale peach, that leads to a shimmering gold rim. These are the colors representative of a new rosé era, gone are the days of neon pinks and residual sugar and here to stay transparent peachy pinks and refreshing acidity. Fruit for this Grenache Rosé come from the 1B North block of our estate vineyard and was picked early to create a fresher, lighter style of wine than had been produced in years past. The nose highlights the distinct strawberry characteristic that comes from Grenache is supported by a varying array of other fruits. A sip of this wine encompasses the “new era” of rosés by cleansing the palate with its structured acidity and backbone of fruity flavors. Strawberries, this time with a hint of cream, are still prevalent and lead to nuances of cherry blossom, white tea, bits and pieces of herbaceous-ness along the way. We recommend drinking this wine while sitting in the grass while munching on some artisan cheese and crackers, for something more substantial pair with the lightest of summer meals like ceviche and avocado salad or grilled salmon and veggies. For the most traditional and simplistic of California pairings, pick up (or make) carne aside street tacos – This is a combination that will not disappoint.