LIOCO Indica Rosé 2018 | Fresh, bright, inviting… Excellent | Michelin Star Favorite
The LIOCO Indica Rosé 2018 presents copper-salmon hue that is very reminiscent to the famed rosés of Provence. While aromas of succulent watermelon, lemon, and white flower blossom jump out of the glass. The palate has lip-smacking strawberry, blood orange, and citrus rind components, which are followed by mouth-watering acidity. And a hint of a chalky texture keeps the wine taunt and precise for perfect food pairing opportunities. This bottling is sourced from a single site for one purpose of making an outstanding bone-dry rosé. Kudos to the Lioco Team on this new release.
Lioco | Top 100 Winery
So, just fifteen years after bootstrapping his way into high-end winemaking, LIOCO earned a coveted spot among Wine & Spirits magazine’s Top 100 Wineries in the world in 2017. While their story is repeated by a stunning roster of restaurants. Starting with Michelin 3-star temple The French Laundry. In addition their 3-star Healdsburg neighbor SingleThread. Plus The Little Nell in Aspen among them—that feature their wines.
The LIOCO Indica Rosé 2018, originates from a mid-century planting of dry-farmed, head pruned Carignan in the township of Talmage. While a severe diurnal shift supports gradual and often late ripening. The soil is red clay strewn with fist-sized rocks. The combination of vine age, extended growing season, and tougher soil conspire to produce a Rosé with great freshness and complexity.
An intentional Rosé
LIOCO Indica Rosé 2018 is an “intentional Rosé. Hence, meaning all the fruit goes directly-into-the-press and 100% of the juice rendered into bone-dry Rose. Many pink wines are engineered by a process that involves bleeding some juice from overweight red grapes. The pleasant hue of Indica verifies a qualitative approach with an “eye of the partridge” color that is closer to orange than pin
Co-founder Matt Licklider
So, now run by co-founder Matt Licklider and his wife Sara. While LIOCO’s reputation as a producer of unique California wines has, without a doubt, eclipsed its charming founding story. Yet, this evolution is best embodied by LIOCO’s new tasting room. Located on the town square in Sonoma County’s new gourmet Mecca of Healdsburg. Where just steps away, Michelin 2-star darling SingleThread offers a half-dozen LIOCO wines.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Fresh, bright, inviting. Excellent | Found at the finest Michelin-starred Restaurants|
|Why now?||Availability | On sale – was $25 - now $19.99|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||4.0 Vivino|
|What is it?||Mendocino County CA Rosé Wine|
|What’s in it?||Carignan | ABV 11.9%|
|When to drink?||Now-2022+|
|Pair with:||Pairs w/White Meat, Poultry, Rich Fish, Comfort Foods, Cheese|
|Occasion||Get together with friends | Perfect for any summer gathering|
|If you want to drink now...||Open & Enjoy|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ includes free shipping|