Primrose is known around our Templeton, CA winery as “a dry rosé for red wine enthusiasts.” Made entirely from estate-grown Primitivo, it boldly goes where few rosés have gone before, offering a signature deeper hue that sets the tone for the wine’s full-bodied texture and uncommon complexity. Primrose is a limited wine with less than 200 cases produced annually.
Terroir & Winemaking
Our dry-farmed Primitivo blocks span five acres in the flatlands beneath our hilltop winery, planted with generous 10 x 6-foot spacing. The richer clay soils in these blocks are counterbalanced by dry farming practices put into place more than 17 years ago, resulting in moderate yields that produce concentrated flavors and fine phenolic-acid structure. The Templeton Gap’s late bud break and long growing season provide further advantages for growing balanced Primitivo fruit.
Primrose is made with the saignee method, whereby the juice is bled from the tank early in the cold soak period. The wine is barrel fermented in neutral French oak barrels to foster a round texture, and then aged on the lees for added complexity
AronHill Primrose offers fresh strawberry aromas followed by bright berry flavors. It is full-bodied yet fruity, with a broad mouthfeel that dovetails into a long, dry finish.
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