Santa Barbera, CA
Malene Rosé is inspired by the classic Rosés of Provence, the winegrowing region in southern France renowned for its vibrant, beautifully-hued wines.
The 2018 vintage is the cuvée most reminiscent of Provence to date. On the
nose, the wine has a purity of fruit with notes of white peach, citrus and
wet stones. The wine blooms on the palate with flavors of ripe stone fruit,
cantaloupe, and tangy citrus. The wine's texture declares its California
origins with opulence, plenty of mid-palate texture and an elegant finish.
99 points, Double Gold, Best of Show Pink - CA State Fair
91 points, Editors’ Choice - Wine Enthusiast
2017 began with a good amount of winter rain followed by a mild Spring, leading
to an early bud break and a much needed boost in early vine growth. Summer
was consistently warm and dry with a heat wave in early September, but these
varietals handled it well, as they are used to the warm temperatures of the
The 2017 Malene Rosé of Mourvedre is reminiscent of a Bandol-style Rosé: savory, complex and broad. Darker in hue, this wine opens with aromas of white tea and fresh peaches, leading into hints of orange liqueur. The palate is bright and textured, bursting with tropical flavors of melon, papaya and key lime leading to a long, smooth finish.
The 2017 Malene Old Vine Rosé of Grenache is reminiscent of the fine Rosés of Provence, both mouth-filling and crisp, dry and complex. Light in hue, this wine opens with tropical aromas of fresh kiwi and papaya, leading into subtle hints of gooseberry. The palate is bright and textured, bursting with sweet notes of lemon cake, orange zest and spiced almonds, leading to a long, smooth finish.
Rolle is a traditional component of classic Rosé and one of our favorite varietals when bottled on its own. Our 2017 Malene Rolle possesses layers of exuberant fruit, a full-bodied texture and a viscous palate that is rich and long lasting. Pale straw in color, this wine opens with aromas of white peach, green apple and plantain, leading into hints of orange blossom. The palate is bright and textured, with flavors of mango, chives and white pepper leading to a crisp, mouthwatering finish. This wine can be aged for up to two years.