2022 Afiora Rosé
We are thrilled to share our sixth vintage of our much beloved Afiora Rosé. Composed entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate in Santa Ynez, we have fondly named this wine “Afiora,” as a tribute to Larry Grassini’s great-grandmother, Afiora Grassini. Afiora and her husband, Articondo, were the first members of the Grassini family to leave Pisa, Italy to start a new life in America.
While some rosés are a byproduct of red wine production, made by capturing lightly colored juice that is bled off during red wine production, our Afiora Rosé is made with intention at every step. We selected special vineyard blocks and picked the grapes with this rosé project in mind. To attain this beautiful salmon hue, the grapes were allowed to rest on the skins for a mere 15 hours before being carefully pressed. We think this special wine deserves all this extra care and attention, and it pays off in each sip!
With more heft and mouthfeel than lighter rosés, our 2022 Afiora Rosé demonstrates fantastic depth of flavor and texture. Pair this beautiful fruit-forward wine with a rich creamy cheese, catch a gorgeous sunset, and let the layers of flavor truly shine!