A rose produced with 100% whole cluster press - 85% Syrah from Kahn Hillside Vineyard in Lovell Valley, 15% Mourvedre from Windmill Vineyard in Yolo County. Keep’s Jack and JJ farm the Kahn Vineyard themselves and pick the rosé grapes from the stronger vines. The remaining fruit is picked later for the red wine. The Windmill Mourvedre balances the acid and adds a red fruit element. This wine is picked at a combined brix of 21.5 and fermented in stainless steel.
A light and fragrant wine still with plenty of fleshy character and substance, with a redfruit driven palate and elements of blood orange and pluot on the nose.
What We Say
The quality of the superior Syrah grapes really shines through in this excellent Rose. Like all Keep wines the alcohol is low, making this drink not only delicious but also one that can be enjoyed at length.
About the Producers
Winemakers Jack Roberts (Mathiasson Wines Assistant Winemaker) and Johanna Jensen (formerly with Scholium Project and Broc Cellars) have come together to create wines influenced by the old world with less ripe fruit minimal manipulation and great ageability. In the vigneron tradition they do much of the work themselves from vineyard to bottling.