Brick & Mortar bottle

Brick & Mortar

Rosé, 2017

Winemaker Matt Iaconis has a nose for remote, rough-and-tumble old-vine vineyards—hidden gems that have weathered a severe drought or two. These plots yield the top-quality grapes required to make Matt’s wines, renowned for their precision and deliciousness—particularly his rosé. While he racks up high scores for his Pinots and Chardonnays, rosé is Matt’s most sought-after wine. Normally modest, Matt isn’t shy about why his rosé sells out quickly each year: “I’m really good at it.”

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Brick & Mortar Rosé is like a classic Provence rosé tweaked with an Instagram saturation filter. It has all that French elegance, but with the crisp pop of fruit that comes only from grapes grown in the California sun.

Low
High
TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Salmon
APPEARANCE
Salmon
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Peaches sillo
Peach
White flowers sillo
White flowers
Wet stone sillo
Wet stones
Watermelon sillo
Watermelon

Pairing

Light pink in color and redolent of red-berry, citrus and stony notes, rosés in the southern French style are sunshine in a glass. Crisp rosé complements any dish the French would enjoy seaside on summer vacation—seafood, salads, anything served with aioli.

More About The Wine

Lodi is a warm, dry region where just about every grape variety, red or white, grows well. Winemaking immigrants from Europe figured this out around 1850. In more recent years, small sections of Lodi that experience breezy, cool nights were planted with vines, since the chillier air preserves a zingy freshness in the wines.

DID YOU KNOW?

Lodi is a popular crossword puzzle answer to the hint “California city nicknamed ‘Zinfandel Capital of the World.’”

  • VARIETY
    Rosé
  • VINTAGE
    2017
  • VINEYARD
    Mickey Grove
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Lodi, California
  • OAK
    Stainless steel (no oak)
  • ALCOHOL
    11.5%
  • FARMING
    Conventional
Lodi california rose

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