GOLD HILL, OR – 4/13/2017 –Perennial favorites, Rose and Rouge Jolee, are stepping out in style as Del Rio Vineyards’ newly created Jolee brand. Leading the popular Rosé and Red Blend categories the wines sport an elegant new look complete with sleek stelvin screw cap closures and upscale screen printed labels.
Created in 2004, Rose Jolee has grown steadily over the years and is now the number one selling Rosé in the Oregon market, boasting a 6,000 annual case production. Recent praise of the Rose Jolee includes “Best of Class” for domestic sweet by the 2017 Rosé Today wine competition in Napa, California and a gold medal at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Jolee captures the essence of spring with two fruit-driven compositions, Rose and Rouge. Liquid sunshine, these wines are the life of the party, full of flavor and sassy appeal. Lush and rich, the Jolee wines are easy-drinking and perfect for entertaining. Hand crafted with care and Del Rio’s commitment to excellence, these wines show great balance and structure. Perfect companions for a game day tailgate, book club night or picnic on the river; Jolee wines are always best when shared with family and friends.
More about JOLEE WINES
DEFINITION – Jolee [joh-lee] 1) a riff on the French word Jolie, meaning pretty 2) the name of one of Del Rio’s founders 3) two lovely, vibrant, fruit-driven wines.
Ready for spring Rose Jolee is a lightly sweet, co-fermented confection of Muscat, Riesling and Cabernet Franc. Cold fermented to retain the natural Co2 created by the fermentation process; this wine has a light spritzy quality, coupled with complex fruit flavors and crisp acidity. The acid acts as a foil to the wine’s sweetness, providing a clean, crisp finish that makes for an eminently enjoyable quaff and a fantastic partner with food. Great with a wide variety of dishes from Nashville hot fried chicken, to Thai curry, Carne Asada tacos or a strawberry tart. Rose Jolee makes an impression whether served a cappella or in harmony but it’s always best served with a side of friends.
A scrumptious, spicy red blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah, Rouge Jolee is easy drinking with a smooth silky structure. Crafted from estate grown fruit, with artisan French winemakers and elegant packaging, Rouge Jolee is a cut above, in the Red Blend category. Beautiful, lush fruit flavors are layered with toasty oak and a rich round finish. Attractively priced our Rouge Jolee is fresh new face on the shelf. Great with black and blue burgers, smoked BBQ brisket, pepperoni pizza or an elegant steak Diane, Rouge Jolee is a versatile crowd pleaser to be sure.
The Del Rio Vineyard Estate overlooks the Rogue River at the convergence of the Cascade, Siskiyou and Coastal Mountain ranges. A 300 acre vineyard of breathtaking beauty, Del Rio is run by Rob and Jolee Wallace, fourth generation farmers, whose hearts and passion for the land are as big as their vineyards skyline. Together with a team of artisan winemakers, the Wallace’s are working their dream producing world class wines in the wild and unspoiled Rogue Valley.
Our vineyard’s unique terroir enables Del Rio to grow a diverse range of varieties from cool climate Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris to big reds that thrive in warmer regions, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. From this vineyard we produce our elegant full-flavored Del Rio Vineyard Estate, Jolee and Rock Point wines. In addition to supplying our own brands we are a key source of grapes to fine wine makers throughout the Northwest.