Rosé Rediscovered The Making of occasio rosé 2016

John Kinney director of winemaking

Dave Hendrickson winemaker

Stella Proukaki viticulture

At a time when most rosé wines are a by-product of red wine production, Occasio continues to honor tradition, crafting a rosé the way it was intended - where nothing is added or taken away.
At Occasio, our fruit is destined from bud break to become a rosé.
This is why we take such special care to adjust the crop load and thin the leaves shortly after fruit set, so we can be assured of perfect ripening for a true rosé.
By veraison, when the flavors begin to develop, we are paying careful attention to the leafy canopy, thus assuring the continued development of flavor through the warm days of summer.
By the first week in August, we are walking the vineyard daily - always sampling, always tasting.
It is only when the acids and flavors are in perfect balance for our Occasio Rosé that the decision to harvest is made.
Our harvest crew has been waiting for this moment. It is the first fruit of the year - harvest 2016 is underway.
It is early morning, and a foggy mist remains in the sleeping valley below.
At day's break, our crew begins harvesting the choicest fruit.
Eight months of dedicated farming has provided us with a perfect harvest. Within minutes of the pick, the fruit is safely inside our cellar where the transformation to rosé will begin.
Years of study, training, and practice now are put to use in the winery to capture the subtle flavors and aromas provided by our terroir.
Our state of the art bottling line is designed to retain these delicate aromas that we have worked so hard to capture.
Fifty eight hand finished cases - carefully placed into our cellar to await release.
Rare by necessity - a rosé hand crafted with passion using time honored methods.

Occasio Founder's Collection

2016 Rosé of Grenache

Harvested on September 24, 2016

Bottled in house December 14, 2016

Alcohol by Volume 12.9%

Available February 2017

opportunity comes rarely and is gone in an instant

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.