2020 Eye of the Swan Reserve Aleatico Rosé, Sonoma Valley
- 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