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Railsback Frères 2021 "Le Rascasses" Rosé

Railsback Frères 2021 "Le Rascasses" Rosé

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42% Mourvèdre | 35% Grenache | 23% Cinsault

Santa Ynez Valley, CA

From the Winemaker:

"The reason we began making wine together as Railsback Frères was to produce a rosé-- specifically one in Santa Ynez-- and inspired by Lulu Peyraud and the old style of rosé they produced at the legendary Domaine Tempier in Bandol. In 2021, all three Mediterranean varieties we harvest for rosé came in at what we consider optimal ripeness levels, and thanks to the addition of a new vineyard site, we now have even more Mourvédre in the cépage this year. Compared to the previous harvest of 2020 overall, 2021 was cooler-- and after quietly resting for six months in neutral Burgundy barrels, our Les Rascasses is lively, floral and bright. Having achieved a secondary (malolactic) fermentation without any difficulty this year, the texture and body offer a nice equilibrium to such a fresh vintage, and certainly make pairing even easier at the table. Tasting it on release after the winter offers early excitement for spring artichokes, and early garden peas and lettuces...not to mention the later arrivals of summer squash with garlic and basil, or peak-of-season tomatoes drenched in a fruity Provençal olive oil."

Lyle has 12+ years of Kermit Lynch wine sales under his belt. Eric is the founder of Verve Wines and partner of another winery we love, Lieu Dit. Each of their amazing careers in the wine industry bring these brothers back together at their shared winery Railsback Frères (translating to Railsback Brothers) in Santa Maria Valley.  Their wines have a rustic side that brings our senses to the South of France while still drinking bountiful of California sunshine.

Tasting Notes: Medium-bodied, lively and invigorating with a pleasant roundness. Notes of strawberry yogurt, raspberries, sea salt.

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