The 2022 vintage of Rosé & Picpoul is here!
Spring is here, and we all know what that means – Picpoul and Rosé season!
These wines sold out in record time last year, and people are already asking about them. We also have some super secret news for our friends. This may not be the only rosé released in 2023. Maybe yes, maybe no.
If you are visiting Walla Walla this Spring, be sure to come see us! The patio is almost ready and the wines are chilling. Here’s to warm weather ahead!
2022 Rosé “Olsen Vineyard”
$25 Retail : $21.25 MTA Wine Club
Shortly after the release of the 2021 Rosé, Vinepair.com named it the “Best Rosé in the World” after its extensive tasting. The 2022 may be even better. How do we make one of the best rosés in the world? The most crucial aspect is for the winemaking team to begin in the vineyard, farming the grapes specifically for rosé.
Modeled after the classic Provence rosé, this blend of 50% Cinsault, 25% Grenache, and 25% Syrah comes from a single block at Olsen Vineyard. The 2022 Olsen Vineyard rosé is just plain awesome. We believe the perfect rosé hovers around 13% alcohol. Check. From a single vineyard? Check. Co-fermenting all the varieties in one tank simultaneously? Très chic and check. Perfect for day drinking and easily moves into the night. Check.
The 2022 rosé bursts with aromas of fresh raspberry, wild strawberry, and watermelon. Feels like summer in a glass. Medium body with a finish that won’t quit. Refreshing acidity to keep it all in balance. Super fresh and delicious and will only continue to evolve.
Walla Walla Valley
$22 Retail : $18.70 MTA Wine Club
When we first made picpoul, we didn’t know it would become one of the most in-demand wines in Washington State. As one of our distributors once told us, a person with incredible wines from around the world, “I can’t believe this wine is the most allocated wine in my portfolio.” Picpoul is 100% at home in Washington State. It’s perfect for summer. Perfect for the beach or lake. And it’s outrageous with oysters. If you have had it, you know. If you haven’t and like grapes from Italy or Spain that end in vowels, this will blow your mind. (Calling all pinot grigio drinkers!)
Citrus, grapefruit, white peach, apricot, Meyer lemon zest, fresh lime, nectarine, white flower, tarragon, chalky soil, wet stone mineral, sea breeze salinity. Makes you want to just keep smelling it. Light and lean on the palate but the acidity lingers invoking again that feeling of salinity that leaves you craving more. It’s asking to be paired with oysters. Which we did. Simply delicious.