Keep it natural, baby.
In 2018, they made this field-blended rosé out of necessity. The forest fires in Southern Oregon brought dense smoke that would have made for an astringent red wine. But, in 2019, they made the Hock & Deuce Rosé on purpose, due to their smitten response to the first go-round. Like its predecessor, this wine is a blend of Syrah and Viognier. Familiar red fruits like strawberry and currant show up first on the nose, followed by subtle notes of blueberry and pluot, and melon notes. Hints of dusty stones and cured prosciutto round out the finish. With balanced acidity and supple tannins, the Hock & Deuce Rosé is a great alternative to standard, single-varietal rosés. Fermented in neutral French oak barrels with native yeasts for 8 months. Unfined and unfiltered.
Mae's Vinyard, Applegate Vinyeard: We know of few people who work harder than Herb Quady, one of the cornerstone growers on whom we rely to provide us with the best raw materials for our wines. He grows several varietals on his ranch in southern Oregon. The beautiful Mae's vineyard is a gently rounded hillside arcing from southeast to south-southwest and framed by the rugged, conifer-covered slopes of the Siskiyou mountains. The soils are mostly granitic bedrock and decomposed basalt dotted with, of all things, chunks of quartz! This is idyllic, rural wine country, the hills and valleys speckled with small farms here and there, interspersed with winding little rivers and bubbling creeks. The foliage is aromatic with evergreen, eucalyptus, and madrone trees breaking up the pastures and becoming more dense near the tops of the mountains. Ground elevation is about 1,200 - 1,600 feet. So even as the days are hot, the nights always cool off, usually under clear, starry skies in the summer.
Katie and Denny
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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