The Monarch Challenge Rose is floral with notes of wild strawberry, just ripe nectarine, crushed wet rock and elderflower. This gives way to citrus zest and vine ripened fresh raspberries. On the palate the wine is fresh and vibrant with continued flavors of red berries, stone fruit and lime blossom. The finish is bright with lingering minerality, fruit and flower that is all held together with a captivating fine lined acidity.
ORGANIC, REGENERATIVE, & BIODYNAMIC FARMING PRACTICES.100% Pinot Noir from free-run juice captured at sorting. Natively fermented in neutral French oak barrels. Full malolactic fermentation. 200 CASES PRODUCED.
Each year, RAEN Winery donates a bottling of rosé of their Pinot Noir to The Monarch Challenge. 100% of the proceeds fund the growth in awareness of The Monarch Challenge to bring about the necessary change in farming practices.
Thank you to The Activists – our supporters and partners – who help make this possible, and please reach out if you are interested in getting involved or have questions! Only together can we expand this conversation to elevate the health of our soils that ultimately elevates the health of humanity.
Winemakers: Carlo And Dante Mondavi
The name ‘The Monarch Challenge’ comes from the fact that since Roundup’s introduction into the market in 1974, the Monarch butterfly population has declined by 90% and is currently under threat of extinction. The environmental impact goes beyond the Monarch to frogs, bees, other pollinators and on to our human health. The goal here is to align our farming community with the best options available to them that are effective and allow our wine region to be recognized not only for its world-class wines but also for its conscious alignment with nature and our community. With gained momentum, we also hope to find a way to help bring this higher level of farming to other agricultural industries in an effort to blanket our planet with farmlands that benefit and regenerate Mother Nature.