2018 Lumia Valdiguie Rose
As a Rosé, the Valdiguié expresses a beautifully fresh strawberry and watermelon up front. The palate is bright and clean with hints of cucumber and dragon fruit, while showing a bit of complexity and texture mid palate throughout the finish.
The Lumia story is really all about a love of Valdiguié. When I first started working with the Watson Ranch in 2012, it was to pick their Seventy year old Zinfandel and Carignane vines for my day job at Passalacqua Winery. I quickly discovered they also had old vine Valdiguié, which is a very rare thing to find. These beautiful old vines had been dry farmed, and mostly forgotten about for years. I leapt at the opportunity to snatch up the grapes and make wine from them. Then I realized I would need to create a label to bottle it under….and Lumia was born. The name Lumia to me conveys the vibrancy and lightness of Valdiguié, qualities I absolutely love about the grape.