Atlas is a new generation farming company with over 40 years of combined expertise farming and developing vineyards around the world. Atlas respects and honors traditional farming practices but also actively seeks and implements innovative ideas and concepts.
Foster Vineyard was planted in the early 2000’s and located in the Russian River Valley. The Russian River Valley appellation lies at the geographical heart of Sonoma County and is best known for its Pinot Noir. The soil type at Foster Vineyard is Huichica loam. The fog rolls in from the Pacific Ocean and layers the valley, causing diurnal temperature swings of 35 degrees. The warm days and cool nights extend the maturity and allow the fruit to reach their optimal flavor development.
This wine is hand harvested at a Brix of 22.9. The fruit is Whole cluster pressed, followed by cold settling. The juice ferments over 14 days. Unlike most rosés (that are notorious for using a lot of chemicals to top drop bitterness and color like PVPP or carbon, as well as other fining agents), this wine contains only grapes and yeast and the absolute minimum amount of sulfites necessary.
White cherry blossoms and aromas of white peach and red currant that linger on and on.
Perfect for when it is too hot to cook- Think sushi, citrus avocado salad, or salmon tartar.