Liza Notes: This dry Rose is beautiful and happy. Displays a lot of mineral and salty characteristics. Tends to sell out fast! get it while you can.
Upper Five grows small lots of expressive, nature- driven wines; focused in scale, and informed by a wide world view.
Terry Sullivan and Molly Morison are both from New England. Terry is an oceanographer. Molly is a botanist. They have one dog, four cats, five chickens ... and five vineyard acres.
Terry and Molly planted the “Upper Five” acres of their property (a historic pear orchard) in 2003. It’s outside Talent at 1,920 feet above sea level, in the Rogue Valley AVA. Their tempranillo, syrah, sauvignon blanc, and grenache are farmed biodynamically , keeping the farmer in close contact with the land.
Another ‘intentional’ Rosé from Upper Five. One ton of grenache grapes were picked early to retain acidity and express the brambleberry nature of this grape. We fermented this rosé to dryness to highlight the balanced acidity and delicate fruits. Fermented in neutral oak barrels.