Applegate Valley, Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon
Recently, we took a trip down to Oregon’s Applegate Valley and visited Plaisance (pronounced PLAY-zonce) Ranch while we were there. Owners Joe and Suzi have such an interesting history, first running a dairy farm for years, all the while working toward their dream of growing grapes and making wine. Eventually, they segued from dairy cows to raising free-range beef cattle and achieved their lifelong goal of growing grapes and making wine. Follow this link to read their story in a recent Why Wine? interview.
During our visit, we learned that all the Plaisance Ranch wines tasting notes are written by a Southern Oregon poet (and friend of the Ginet family). Here’s the poem she wrote describing the 2019 Plaisance Ranch Ginet rosé:
Bouquet and Palate:
This dry rosé is made using Mourvèdre grapes and was only left on the skins for six hours. The result is a lovely salmon pink colored wine with fruity notes of strawberries, rainier cherries, and cherry jam. The mouthwatering finish of this rosé leaves you longing for another sip…yum!
Food pairing suggestions:
Fresh corn galette with zucchini, thyme, and goat cheese, linguine pasta with pesto sauce, satay prawns with green papaya salad.
Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.