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2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir

2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir

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Willamette Valley
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Tasting Notes
Brilliant watermelon in color, this exuberant Rosé tantalizes with aromas of fresh guava, starfruit, blood orange juice and rosewater. The palate is layered with notes of raspberry, grapefruit peel and juicy cranberry with lingering hints of delicate orange blossom. The finish is mouthwatering and refreshing, dancing with hints of cara cara orange, cotton candy and clean minerality.
The Rosé of Pinot Noir is made by a process called saignée, which literally means “to bleed”. We employ this technique just after we have filled our fermentation tanks with fresh grapes during harvest and then drain off (or bleed) a small amount of first juice in order to increase the concentration of the Pinot Noir left in the tank, while also producing a fabulous fresh Rosé that offers a friendly first glimpse of what the vintage has to offer. The 2016 Rosé is a combination of saignéed juice from our Estate vineyards located in the Dundee Hills AVA and select Pinot Noir vineyards from the Eola-Amity Hills and Yamhill- Carlton District AVAs.
The fruit for the 2016 vintage was hand-harvested from September 4th to 15th. This first juice, or saignée, is fermented in neutral barrels without skin contact 24 hours after destemming. Then, the wine is finished and bottled in early spring to release in time for the summer.