The 2021 vintage was a relatively cool growing season through spring and summer. Harvest began a bit later than normal, around the first week of September with grapes being picked into the second week of November. Consistent moderate-to-cool temperatures created a bit of a compressed harvest.
The lack of precipitation combined with cooler temperatures allowed for white and Rose grapes to maintain their natural acidity and fully express their aromatics and flavors before being picked. Red grapes were able to ripen slowly, developing dark fruit characteristics and rich, rounded tannins. The result is beautiful wines showcasing the best California has to offer.
The 2021 Meiomi Rose was made using two simple approaches. In the first, the fruit was pressed very gently, then fermented cold in stainless steel tanks. In the second, the fruit was destemmed and a portion of the juice (saignee) was drained and fermented cold in a stainless steel tank. Removing the juice from the skins let us make a delicately pink, Pinot Noir-based wine.
Delicate Floral Notes
Lifted Tropical Notes