Thanks to Screw It Blog for selecting the 2019 CrossHatch Shape Rosé in their Central Coast Hottest Rosé Releases.

The Shape is a unique, co-fermented rosé. The blend is made of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre and they are put together as juice and made together which makes it a harmonious wine. Kærskov Vineyard in the Los Olivos District AVA of Santa Barbara County was the source of the fruit. The winery harvested both varietals at the same time. First, to extract color, they gently crushed the grapes and soaked them together. And finally, they cold fermented the wine in stainless steel and aged for 6 months.

This rosé has a light carnation pink color with creamsicle orange highlights. Strawberry, honeysuckle, grapefruit and Meyer lemon aromas jump out of the glass followed by honeydew, lime zest and strawberry shortcake on the palate. Light and refreshing on the finish. A great expression of a more traditional French rosé.

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