Primitivo/Merlot Blend – Oregon, USA 13%ABV
“Our Giant Sky Rose is infinitely drinkable and sure to refresh the thirstiest of wine drinkers. The grapes are sourced from Oregon’s Applegate Valley from vineyards that produce fruit with abundant acidity and juicy ripe flavors. The Merlot is from the Layne Vineyard and the Primitivo is from the Hodge Vineyard.
In order to give the Giant Sky more depth and character we decided to give the Merlot a 14 day Carbonic Maceration and direct press the Primitivo. The result has been quite enjoyable. After fermentation the Merlot went into neutral oak barrels for four months to concentrate the ripe fruit flavors and the Primitivo went into stainless to preserve its fresh acidity. The two lots were then blended into stainless and filtered before bottling.
The first aspect you will notice is the Giant Sky’s rich pink color, so playful and fun. The aroma is strawberry and wet stone while the palate is ripe bing cherry, juicy Melon and a lovely backbone of crushed granite.” – Ian Atkins, Flat Brim Wines. 13%