2020 PETIT ROSÉ
tunes — Tim Gahagan / surfing — Dunbar Unti
As promised, here is our second Rosé from 2020, which we named Petit Rosé. The Petit Rosé is 100% Grenache Noir, making it a bit lighter than the first bottling which included 30% Mourvedre. Grenache Noir is the primary grape variety used to make rosé in Provence (where 80% of the wine produced is rosé). It provides red fruit, spice and a degree of freshness from acidity. Mourvedre, and to a lesser degree Syrah, bring body, color and texture. True to form, the 2020 Petit Rosé is fresh, spicy and zippy - making it a “poolside wine with pedigree.” No reason to resort to those rosé imposters, such as Pinot Noir, Sangiovese or Zinfandel for a summer pink.
$22 bottle/ $17.60 when you purchase any assortment of any 12 UNTI wines
610 cases produced
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times—well-made Chianti Classico is my one of my all-time faves. It has excellent fruit, spice, tannin structure, and depth— checking all of my wine-geek boxes. And, by the way, Chianti is remarkably easy to drink. All of these characteristics are readily apparent in our 2019 Segromigno. Chianti has come a long way from the 1960’s and 1970’s when wineries in the Chianti Classico zone were required to blend in white varietals. Now, these longstanding producers can make a Chianti from purely Sangiovese. In order to stem the trend of Super Tuscan wines, the Chianti Classico Consortium allowed producers to blend up to 15% of Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah to add color and tannin. We have always preferred Montepulciano to the above French varieties for blending with Sangiovese because it has better acidity. The 2019 Segromigno is incredibly aromatic and fruity, with the structure and depth of a more serious wine. It is quintessential Chianti in style, even if MP is never used there. Jason, George and I all agree the 2019 Segro is as close as we’ve come to our beloved Tuscan benchmark.
70% Sangiovese, 30% Montepulciano
$35 bottle/$28 when you purchase any assortment of 12 UNTI wines
600 cases produced