2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir
The charm of a lovely dry Rosé provides wine drinkers with a wonderful excuse to sit outside and enjoy the tradition of Rosé on the terrace or balcony. Weather in 2018 was reasonable and predictable for a change. We picked the Pinot Noir early in the morning of September 4 and September 5. One third of the grapes were held in a cold box for a few days before pressing. One third were whole cluster pressed right away. One third were crushed and given several hours of skin Maceration. The juice was fermented with Actiflore Rosé yeast and cold fermented in barrels. Then it was racked and bottled under screwcap. Made in a dry style with crisp clarity and purity, it has a very faint blush of pink color.