The moderate summer and healthy yields of 2017 allowed for a rose harvest that lasted over a week. This time lapse allowed for a nice continuum of ripeness, from the first lots that went into the Vin Gris portion, to the later picks that were fermented whole-grape. The spread in ripeness further contributes complexity and helps us with our goal of combining freshness with richer textures. Wild, fresh strawberries pop out of the glass and flow through the front palate alongside firm peach texture and flavor. When young the wine is crisp to the point of light crunchiness and oozes with vibrant energy. The mouthfeel, ala 30% Carbonic fermentation, provides structure and depth with hints of rhubarb and spice. Enjoyed cold, the wine is brilliantly refreshing, with hints of mint leaf and citrus. The dry finish pairs with a wide variety of light fare, or drunk on its own, ensures that the bottle is drained perhaps a bit too quickly.