2019 Aglianico Rosé – River Ranch Vineyard
River Ranch Vineyard . Jahant AVA
Aromas of strawberry and rhubarb carry through to the palate and the natural balance of fruit, acid and body make this wine both interesting and pleasing.
Certified Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing
|SOIL COMPOSITION||Fine Sandy and Sandy Loam. Derivation Mixed Rock.|
|VINEYARD PHILOSOPHY||Certified Sustainable|
|TRELLISING||Wide T Vertical Shoot Positioning|
|LOCATION||38°11’57.4”N X 121°19’58.6”W xxx|
|HARVEST DATE||October 12, 2019|
|BRIX AT HARVEST||24.4°|
|BOTTLE DATE||January 28, 2020|
The 2019 growing season brought above-average winter rainfall that transitioned into a mildly-cold and wet early spring. The first sign of bud-break was slightly later than prior years, however, with a very warm April our vines responded with rapid growth. May arrived with a strong winter-like storm dropping between two and three inches of rain causing fast growing canopies that required leaf pulling and trimming to open the vine for even ripening. Verasion progressed steadily to harvest which began at the end of July and continued through October, where on average there was moderate daytime warmth and cool evenings that helped retain the winegrapes’ freshness.
Jahant AVA – Located in the center of the Lodi AVA, the Jahant AVA is geographically the smallest of Lodi’s seven AVAs – a total size of 28,000 acres, with roughly 9,000 acres planted to vineyard. It sits on highly dissected river terraces and old floodplain deposits. The classic Mediterranean climate has Delta fog influence, and receives cold air drainage and entrapment within our vineyards.