2021 Arnot-Roberts Rosé

2022 Arnot-Roberts Rosé Lake County, California,USA


The 2022 Rose is a blend of - 75% Touriga Nacional, 9% Trincadeira, 9% Tinta Cao, 7% Grenache. Arnot Roberts began making Rosé from Touriga Nacional in 2010. They were compelled by the grape’s deep color, brilliant acidity and aromatic complexity even at low sugar content. Touriga is a late-ripening Portuguese variety that needs some heat to mature, and they have sought out vineyards suited to this hearty variety. The original fruit source came from the rocky volcanic soils of the Luchsinger vineyard, located at 1400' in the Clear Lake AVA. In 2015, Touriga from St. Amant at the base of of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Amador County was added. In 2021 they added Touriga and Tinta Cau from St. Jorge vineyard in Lodi’s Mokelumne River AVA, and in 2022 the Trincadeira as well. The final piece was an old vine block of Grenache planted at 2,800 feet in The Fenaughty vineyard above Placerville.