Vintage 2018
Wine Type Rosé
Varietal Malbec
Region Napa Valley
Winemaker David Galzignato

As our name suggests, the pedigree of Provenance wines is of utmost importance. We go straight to the source for the highest quality fruit in the Napa Valley, forging enduring relationships with the region’s top wine grape producers. Our winemakers are purists, relying on the finest winemaking traditions to extract elegant, powerful wines that express their premium vineyard origins rather than the winemakers’ interventions.

Tasting Notes

A stunning pale, petal pink color in the glass, our 2018 Malbec Rosé is an elegant, restrained style of dry rosé. Fragrant aromas of fresh cherry, rhubarb and jasmine floral notes lead to a flavorful yet delicate palate with undertones of briny minerality. This wine is intended to be enjoyed in its youth and is a perfect accompaniment to a wide selection of summer fare.

Vineyard Notes

The Malbec grapes for this wine come from our sister estate BV Ranch #12 in Calistoga at the very northern reaches of the Napa Valley. The very warm daytime temperature and brisk nights along with lean, well-drained soils give our Malbec grapes enticing ripe, dark-fruit, floral and subtle spice character which are characteristics we find charming in a delicious Rosé.

Vintage Notes

Near ideal growing conditions greeted the Napa Valley region after plentiful winter rains fed vineyards and filled area reservoirs. Mild spring weather led to early bloom and flowering and steady, warm temperatures allowed vineyards to thrive throughout the season. These ideal growing conditions were followed by a long, slow harvest which allowed the winery to vinify wines at a gentle pace. The 2018 vintage wines are of the highest quality with beautiful color concentration, bright aromas with depth of flavor and excellent acidity.

Winemaking Notes

The Malbec fruit for this wine is from the historic BV Ranch 12 Vineyard and is grown specifically for making a Rosé wine. With Rosé as the intention, not an afterthought, we pick these grapes at approximately 22.5 Brix, destem and cold soak the fruit on skins for 6 hours prior to fermentation. The juice is then pressed, settled, then racked to concrete upright vessels for fermentation. Fermentation lasted approximately 20 days where specifically selected yeasts were used to enhance the vibrant fruit character in our Rosé .