2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Our first Rosé - Very Limited Availability
Rose of Pinot Noir
August 6, 2016
22.8 Deg. Brix at Harvest
February 1, 2017
2017 California State Fair - Double Gold, 98 pts, Best of Class
100% of our 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir was grown on our Creekside Vineyard in Lodi. The grapes were harvested in the cool of night in order to have a controlled and slow start to fermentation. The grapes were harvested at 22.8 deg. Brix.
Our 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir was produced much like our white wines. Harvested at night with a relatively low brix of 22.8 deg., the grapes were crushed and immediately pressed. The resulting juice was chilled, settled and racked before inoculating with the same type of yeast used for our Pinot Grigio. Fermentation was long and cold.
The 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir turned out exactly as we had hoped. By treating the fruit and fermentation like a white wine, we ended up with a very fresh and fruity well balanced rose. Strawberries dominate the nose and palate with very subtle hints of cherries. Very clean on the palate with a perfect level of acid to allow the wine to be served either by itself or with a meal.