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2019 Pinot Noir Rosé Handley Estate Vineyard, Anderson Valley

2019
Pinot Noir Rosé
Handley Estate Vineyard, Anderson Valley

BRAND NEW VINTAGE

Once again, we made this wine with organically farmed grapes from our Estate block 5A Pinot Noir, Wadenswil 2A clone planted in 1990. The long cool 2019 vintage provided ripe fruit characters with high natural acidity. We gently destemmed and crushed the fruit into the press and allowed four hours of skin contact. The wine was fermented in stainless steel. After fermentation approximately 20% of the wine was racked to neutral oak barrels with yeast lees left over from fermentation. This portion, stirred and aged on the lees, adds texture and roundness to the blend. Malolactic fermentation was avoided. Lighter and drier than previous vintages, this wine was bottled fresh with a little effervescence. Essences of freesias, cucumbers, and fresh strawberries. Round and full on the mid palate, revealing flavors of watermelon, strawberries, and crème fraiche. Finishes with a crisp twist of lime. Cases produced 290. , Alcohol 13.2% Titratable Acidity 6.0 g/L pH 3.34

Price
$26.00
Club Price
$20.80