2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Fresh, clean with great fruit!
Rosé of Pinot Noir
September 1, 2017
22.0 Deg. Brix at Harvest
January 31, 2018
The 2016 vintage received a Double Gold, 98 pts, Best of Class at the 2017 California State Fair. The 2017 has not yet been reviewed or entered in any competitions
100% of our 2017 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 22.0 deg. Brix.
Our 2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir was produced much like our white wines. Harvested at night with a relatively low brix of 22.0 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 2017 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.
Julie Kirby Sullivan
(Nov 13, 2017 at 6:43 PM)
Fabulous-wish I could get a supply here in Florida! Pls send me some!