Pinot Noir Rosé
Handley Estate Vineyard, Anderson Valley
BRAND NEW VINTAGE
Made with organically farmed grapes from our Handley Estate block 5A Pinot Noir, Wadenswil 2A clone planted in 1990. Historically part of our sparkling rose program, this block planted on a bilateral cordon carries a heavy crop helping to maintain the red fruit character and acidity in the grapes. The fruit was pressed whole cluster and fermented in stainless steel. After fermentation approximately 20% of the wine was racked to neutral oak barrels with yeast lees adding texture and roundness to the blend. Malolactic fermentation was avoided. Pale in color and dry, 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 236. , Alcohol 13.2% Titratable Acidity 6.0 g/L pH 3.34