Ruth Lewandowski, "Rose" 2020Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Tempranillo, Souzão, and Touriga Nacional
When asked to express his viewpoint on organic winemaking, Evan responds: “A winegrower working incessantly in his/her vines, with a mind focused both on the sky above and the soil below, not just the fruit zone, will naturally come to deeply know their vines and their specific place and inevitably seek to eradicate those things that destroy in favor of choosing to support and encourage life. It must start with these connections in the vineyard. Wine made by these people, the ones earnestly and honestly seeking to know their farms, in the end will be organic wine to me.”
The 2020 Rose brings two different vineyard sites together, as well as several grape varieties. This one really boasts the art of blending. In the Rorick Heritage Vineyard grows Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo) to bring a “snappy” juiciness to the blend. In the Fox Hill Vineyard, a small portion is devoted to the Portuguese varieties Souzão and Touriga Nacional, which typically would make fortified wine, though winemaker Evan finds them to be a fascinating and tannic addition to this blended rosé.