Civic Wines Amphora Rosé 2020Regular price $28.00
Grapes were handpicked the morning of October 11. At the winery, each bin of grapes was foot tread and allowed to soak on skins for four hours. After whole cluster pressing, the juice was hyperoxidized, settled, and then racked off of gross lees to 100% NOVUM amphorae. The wine received micro-doses of sulfites during primary to encourage fermentation and discourage volatile acidity. Once primary fermentation was complete, the wine aged in amphorae for two months before being racked off of fine lees, homogenized, and bottled.
Jubilee Vineyard sits on the western edge of the Eola-Amity Hills on a mix of sedimentary and volcanic soils. Exposed to the warm setting sun through the growing season, large clustered Dolcetto ripens at an even pace, preserving acidity while slowing gaining sugar. Owners Steve and Mary Walker are conscientious growers dedicated to fully transitioning their vineyard to organic farming practices.
Pick date: October 11
Vineyard: Jubilee Vineyard
Farming: Practicing Organic
AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Varieties: Dolcetto (100%)
Maceration: 4 hours prior to pressing
Whole Cluster: None
Elevage: 2 months
Adjustments: Sulfites during primary fermentation
The goal of Civic Winery is to be transparent about our process. Every day each of us make decisions about what to eat and drink, guided by an array of information and personal perception about what is most beneficial to us at that time. We want to be part of your life as a product you can trust each and every time you enjoy a bottle. We aim to make delicious wine from grapes and grapes alone. If we make a decision to add anything or adjust a wine
in any way, we will let you know. Transparency is critical so that each of us can make the best decisions we can for ourselves, our family, and our community. — Civic Winery