Pinot Noir Rosé
Handley Estate Vineyard, Anderson Valley
BRAND NEW VINTAGE
Made with organically farmed grapes from our Handley block 5 Pinot Noir, Wadenswill 2A clone planted in 1990. Historically part of our sparkling Rosé program, this block planted on a bilateral cordon carries a heavy crop helping to maintain natural acidity. The fruit was picked cold and pressed whole cluster. Fermentation was begun and in tank and moved to neutral barrels to allow stirring on the lees and create roundness on the palate. Malolactic fermentation was avoided, and the wine was bottled with a slight effervescence. Very refreshing and lighter in color than previous vintages. Essences of Narcissus, fresh strawberries, and cucumbers. Full on the palate with lively mouth-watering acidity, showing flavors of watermelon, strawberries, lime, and wet stone.
Cases Produced: 198