Malene Rosé is inspired by the classic Rosés of Provence, the winegrowing region in southern France renowned for its vibrant, flavorful and dry pink wines. Modeled on these wines, Malene sources traditional Rosé grape varietals - Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle (Vermentino), Mourvedre, Syrah and Counoise - from Santa Barbara County.
As in Provence, this region features a Mediterranean climate, sunny and warm during the day but with close proximity to the ocean to cool the vines at night. These coastal growing conditions produce grapes that are highly aromatic, with the structure needed for the wine’s balance and finesse. The name Malene is inspired by the semi-precious gem tourmaline, which can be found in many parts of the world including California where the gemstone exhibits an exquisite watermelon-pink hue.