An Italian style rosé of Sangiovese with a rich garnet color, bursting with bright strawberry, watermelon, and hints of candied orange peel. Notes of juicy summer berries and tart cranberry on the palate are balanced by a soft mouthfeel and refreshing acidity, leading to a soft, creamy finish.
Fabulous quality, small yields and limited production from 2021.”
The 2021 Napa Valley grape harvest set new records for early maturity and reduced yields across all varieties in Na-pa. Extremely low rainfall in the winter and spring had growers struggling to manage water status and low vine vigor. Smaller canopies, short shoots and low yields have produced massive flavors and beautiful aromatics in the wines.
Reservoirs were low, and decisions about irrigating the vines were a challenge. The vines struggled but, in the end, pulled through for exceptional quality. Different parts of the Valley showed differences in sugar accumulation, and early the harvest was fully ripe. The warm, dry summer was followed by a relatively cool August, allowing the vines to develop intense flavors and color in the grapes. Small berries, tiny clusters, and uniform ripening is evident in the fabulous wines from the vintage. Great acidity and fragrance in the white wines and moderate tannins and rich flavors show in the red wines.
Gioia (Italian for “Joy”) is a drier style, elegant rosé of Sangiovese. An excellent sipping or warm weather wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect to serve chilled with prosciutto and arugula pizza, watermelon salad, and ahi tuna poke.