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Ampelos Cellars – ‘Upsilon’ Rosé of Syrah

United States
California
Wine
Rosé

The Facts

Origins United States > California > Central Coast

Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Varietal Syrah

Cepage 75% Syrah, 19% Grenache, 6% Riesling

Winemaking 1/3 syrah & the grenache cold-soaked for 2 days for color & mouthfeel then blended with remaining must for fermentation

Alcohol Content 13.8 %

Serendipity Markets California

The Character

Tasting Notes Color is bright pink/salmon – looks like it will glow in the dark. On the nose are hints of fresh strawberries, with watermelon, pomegranate, jolly rancher and pink lady apples. The minerality is crisp and slate-like. Palate of white lilies, bright red fruit, candy necklace and light herbs – nice tropical lift from the Riesling. The finish is long & filled with the aforementioned fruits. nose of straw- and raspberries, with watermelon and pomegranate.

Overall Fresh, balanced & alive

Mouthfeel Lifted with slate-like minerality

Aromas Fresh strawberries, with watermelon, pomegranate, jolly rancher and pink lady apples

Pairings Thai, salad, cheeses, cured meats

Sustainability Certified Biodynamic t, Certified Organic t, Certified Sustainable t

The Story

Our goal with the rose is to harvest the grapes when they have fresh and bright aromas and flavors and retain these during the fermentation. We therefore pick the Syrah and Grenache grapes 2-3 weeks earlier than we would have done if the goal was to make a red wine. All the grapes we used for this vintage are 100% estate fruit.

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Brand Story

In 1999, Rebecca and Peter Work purchased 82 acres in what would later become the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, and named it “Ampelos,” the Greek word for vine. Located in the cool climate area of the eastern Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard & Cellars is resolute in their passion to produce hands-on, minimally invasive wines. The vineyard is the first in the U.S. to be certified Sustainability in Practice, Organic, and Biodynamic. The combination of carefully nurtured vines, sustainable farming, hand-sorted fruit, eco-friendly winemaking, and a true passion for the land make for wines that are elegant, unique, and supremely drinkable.


Brand Story

In 1999, Rebecca and Peter Work purchased 82 acres in what would later become the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, and named it “Ampelos,” the Greek word for vine. Located in the cool climate area of the eastern Sta. Rita Hills, Ampelos Vineyard & Cellars is resolute in their passion to produce hands-on, minimally invasive wines. The vineyard is the first in the U.S. to be certified Sustainability in Practice, Organic, and Biodynamic. The combination of carefully nurtured vines, sustainable farming, hand-sorted fruit, eco-friendly winemaking, and a true passion for the land make for wines that are elegant, unique, and supremely drinkable.

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