Maddalena Rose 2021
Once the grapes arrived at the winery, we removed the juice from the skins quickly in order to preserve freshness and imbue the wine with a lovely, light pink color. After fermentation the wine rested in tank for several months prior to bottling. Light and bright with a pale pink hue, our 2021 Maddalena Rosé shows notes of fresh strawberry, melon and yellow peach graced with accents of scented rose. With bright acidity and a zesty attack, this is a fresh, well-balanced wine, fruity but pleasantly dry, with a nice spicy finish.
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Maddalena Wines is a Paso Robles & Monterey estate grown wine brand with a mission of making award winning wines, while keeping our commitment to the preservation of the environment and giving back to our communities.
Maddalena Riboli is a trailblazer. In 1947, she joined her husband, Stefano Riboli, in the family wine business. Through hard work & intelligence, she excelled in the male-dominated wine industry & opened one of the first tasting rooms in California. In 1983, she launched her namesake wine brand- Maddalena Wines. Her vision to invest in land led the family business to great success. Her family credits her with the fire that has led to the continued success of Riboli Family Wine Estates through the generations
Today, the Riboli family owns 1,400 vineyard acres across Paso Robles, Monterey, & Napa Valley. At 99 years old, she continues to inspire us to serve the customer, reinvest in yourself, & always keep moving forward.
Paso Robles has made a name for itself as a source of supple, powerful, fruit-driven Central Coast wines. But with eleven smaller sub-AVAs, there is actually quite a bit of diversity to be found in this inland portion of California’s Central Coast.
Just east over the Santa Lucia Mountains from the chilly Pacific Ocean, lie the coolest in the region: Adelaida, Templeton Gap and (Paso Robles) Willow Creek Districts, as well as York Mountain AVA and Santa Margarita Ranch. These all experience more ocean fog, wind and precipitation compared to the rest of the Paso sub-appellations. The San Miguel, (Paso Robles) Estrella, (Paso Robles) Geneso, (Paso Robles) Highlands, El Pomar and Creston Districts, along with San Juan Creek, are the hotter, more western appellations of the greater Paso Robles AVA.
This is mostly red wine country, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel standing out as the star performers. Other popular varieties include Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Grenache and Rhône blends, both red and white. There is a fairly uniform tendency here towards wines that are unapologetically bold and opulently fruit-driven, albeit with a surprising amount of acidity thanks to the region’s chilly nighttime temperatures.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.