2019 Eye of the Swan Reserve Aleatico Rosé
Red Soil Gold!
- It was 1975, when my father and I first produced “Eye of the Swan.” The forty five years since have seen Rosé wine grow into an American favorite. The wine is named for its unique copper cast corresponding with the coloration of the eye of the black Australian swan in my vintner father August Sebastiani’s aviary.
- The Aleatico grapes for this wine are from the Serres Family Vineyard. Our relationship with the Serres Family dates back to when our grandfathers were pioneering at the turn of the century. Both men were experienced growers with a passion for quality and were responsible for decades of fine vintages. The Serres vineyard land in the Sonoma Valley provides the advantages of older vines and deep red soil. New vines and new varieties now inhabit this soil, but the shadows of our ancestors remain.
- Today, when you see a bottle of our La Chertosa Aleatico Rosé “Eye of the Swan,” you will see more than a bottle of wine. You will see a tribute to one family’s effort to preserve, for future generations, both the age-old techniques of winemaking, but also the contribution to preserving the abundance of waterfowl so necessary to keeping our environment enriched.
- I invite you to enjoy this very special wine with your next meal.
Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County
(Jun 15, 2020 at 9:43 AM)
Sam Sebastiani’s brand explores some interesting concepts. Here, the rare Italian grape Aleatico is the focus. It rarely makes dark red wine because it’s got less pigmentation. Some grape experts once said it was related to Muscat since its aroma is so exotic. This dry rosé is wildly aromatic, akin to a light Muscat — almost Gewürztraminer-ish! Only 12.5% alcohol.
(Jun 15, 2020 at 9:49 AM)
This delicious dry, thirst-quenching style of rosé is made with the precious Italian red grape Aleatico…Try this flavorful pink gem…..93 points.