2020 Rôtie Syrah/Viognier
Rôtie is our Homage to Cote-Rôtie, the famous Northern Rhone AOC, famous for its traditional co-fermentation of Syrah and Viognier. Our Rôtie consists of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier. Syrah can be a very powerful grape, tempered by the Viognier, our Rôtie is soft and elegant with gorgeous floral aromatics.
The ancient seabed of the San Pablo Bay is mineral-rich, with clay soils that define La Cruz Vineyard. This site is located in the lower portion of the property and a sheltered more from the wind. Typical to this vineyard is a bright acidity and signature spice notes. On this site, we have the Syrah clones Noir, Alban, and 877. Additionally, we have two single rows of Viognier picked alongside the Syrah for co-fermentation.