Pinot Noir Rose
Estate Vineyard, Anderson Valley
Once again, we used our Estate organically farmed block 5A Pinot Noir Wadenswil clone for this wine. These vines farmed on a bilateral cordon and were historically used for our sparkling rosé. The heavier yields delay ripening and provide good acidity and ripe fruit flavors at low brix. It was primarily fermented in stainless steel with a portion aged on the lees in neutral barrels to add texture. This refreshing wine has aromas of citrus blossoms, cucumbers, and fresh strawberries. It is round on the palate with flavors of watermelon and a twist of lime. The light but vibrantly hued pink color is the result of extended skin contact time in the press. This wine pairs wonderfully with Salmon Rillettes or Grilled Shrimp with grape seed oil, lime, and soy served with Cucumber Kimchee.
Cases produced 350 Alcohol 13.2% pH 3.44 TA 5.8 g/L