WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    61% Mourvèdre, 34% Grenache, 5% Cinsault
  • APPELLATION
    Monterey, Central Coast CA
  • ALCOHOL
    12.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • FERMENTATION
    Fermented in several at varied temperatures for a diverse set of flavors and textures. 87% stainless steel, 13% neutral barrel fermentation.
  • PRODUCTION
    825 cs produced.

Brand is known for his progressive approaches to plantings, commitment to organic farming and tireless promotion of Monterey as the next region to watch in California.
– Wine & Spirits Magazine

Sustainably farmed. 57% Mourvedre, 34% Grenache, 9% Cinsault. The Mourvedre is from two vineyards, one in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains west of Gilroy (rocky, alluvial soils), the other is Spur Ranch in San Benito (limestone). The Grenache is from Arroyo Seco (granite), as is the Cinsault. Monterey/San Benito/Santa Clara Counties.diversity of the wines that Monterey and the nearby AVAs can create. Ian Brand is the owner and winemaker. Brand was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s “40 Under 40 Tastemakers” in 2013. 

Brand says on the impetus for the Le P’tit Paysan wines, “We did not set out to make these wines. We discovered great vineyards at the edge of sensible farming and decided to bring them to light. Our goal as winemakers is to lightly polish the roughest edges and leave the idiosyncrasy intact. It is here in the back country, filled with individual character, where Le P’tit Paysan comes to life.” The often overlooked greater Monterey Bay Area has a plethora of underappreciated, rocky vineyards, many of which contain a high proportion of limestone.

TASTING NOTES 

This is one of the tastiest rosés we've ever tried! It contains the perfect balance of fresh acidity and a multitude of juicy fruits. Aromas of raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, and herbs lead into a creamy mouthfeel. It's extremely refreshing and is a perfect Spring and Summer sipper!