2022 Guadagni Family Wines 'Danielle' Rose, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California (750ml)
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A Seasonal Rosé Wine Club Selection
100% Grenache, this rosé made in the traditional way. The grapes were picked in the early morning hours and were processed while they were still extremely cool, going through a sorting on the conveyor before being pumped through a must pump and left on the skins for 45 minutes to extract a little color before being pressed. The Rosé lived in stainless steel from start to finish only going through primary fermentation, and skipping secondary fermentation to ensure the crisp acidity and brilliant clarity.
Ballet slipper pink. Subtle aromas of strawberry, banana, lemon peel and chalk dust. The palate is delicate with soft flavors of strawberry, raspberry, dried apricot, papaya and banana pudding. Graceful, but with notable texture and pleasant notes of citrus zest and minerality on the finish.
The Guadagni family has been farming in Sonoma County since the late 1800’s when great-grandfather Raffaelo Guadagni settled in the upper part of Dry Creek Valley. Raffaelo’s son Fred moved onto the current property with his family in 1941. At an early age Fred’s two sons, Don and Joe Guadagni, worked diligently at his side for hours on end, as he taught them the skills necessary to produce the grapes that would make the wines of Dry Creek Valley so desirable. The Guadagni family’s love of the land has been passed down for four generations now. In 2016 Bill Guadagni joined his father Don and uncle Joe in farming as well as becoming winemaker for the family after attending Fresno State for Enology. The idea of making his own wine from his own grapes was Raffaelo’s dream since he first started farming. Today his descendants work passionately to grow grapes and produce wines that reflect the unique flavor of Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Blending new-world technology with the old-world skills passed down from generation to generation has allowed them to produce wines that would surely make him proud!
2023 marks a great year for the Guadagni family. They recently broke ground and began laying the foundation for their new winery, complete with a dedicated tasting room and production facility on the family property with the hopes of being open in late 2023 or early 2024.