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Tessier Winery Femme Fatale Rosé

$34.00

2 in stock

Vintage: 2022
Region: Central Coast, California
Viticulture: Sustainable
Grape Varieties: 65% Grenache Noir, 35% Pinot Noir

Tessier Winery Femme Fatale Rosé is a blend of Arroyo Seco Grenache Noir and Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir. Aromas of raspberry cotton candy, watermelon rind, white lily. On the palate wet stone and tangerine pith. Good acid with a slight fizz.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Raspberry, Tangerine, Watermelon

BODY

Light-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Light

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

SWEETNESS

Fruity & Dry

SERVING TEMP

Chilled Whites and Rosés (48°–52°)

VEGAN

Vegan

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Tessier Winery Femme Fatale Rosé

Tessier Winery Femme Fatale Rosé is a blend of Arroyo Seco Grenache Noir and Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir. 12 hours on skins, then pressed, fermented, and aged in stainless steel. Pale pink in color. Aromas of raspberry cotton candy, watermelon rind, white lily. On the palate wet stone and tangerine pith. Good acid with a slight fizz.

About Tessier Winery

Not all winemakers are born into the business or even start when they are young. Some come to wine later in life after being successful in other fields. One such winemaker is Kristie Tacey of Tessier Winery.

Kristie is a scientist turned winemaker. A former published research scientist who studied protein pathways, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from her native Michigan to pursue a career in biotechnology, which included working on the Human Genome Project. Kristie eventually came to realize that winemaking was her true calling. After working as an operations manager and assistant winemaker at several wineries in the Bay Area, Tacey started to make wines under her label, Tessier Winery, in 2009. Eight years went by before she embraced the project full-time.

Tessier is the result of Kristie’s passion for the art and science of winemaking. She began handcrafting small lots of Pinot Noir and has added Grenache, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, Gamay Noir, Riesling, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Kristie’s appreciation of French wines — especially those from Burgundy and the Loire and Rhone valleys — has shaped her winemaking choices.

With a background in microbiology, Kristie is fascinated by the cycle of life; each vintage of Tessier wines captures and reflects one year in the lives of the vineyards she works with. She sources high-quality fruit from a strong network of farmers in the Anderson Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains, Arroyo Seco, and El Dorado foothills. She then uses minimal-interventionist winemaking techniques to showcase the unique characteristics of the grapes and the vineyards. For Kristie, sustainability is a priority — not only with the vineyards’ farming practices but also with having long-term relationships with her growers and customers. These small-production wines, with an annual production of 1400 cases, get unparalleled attention.

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