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Fort Ross Vineyard

3-Pack Rosé

3-Pack Rosé

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast
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$75.00
 
SKU: FORO183
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2018 Rosé is the color of a pale watermelon tourmaline sparkling in the sunshine. It has vibrant, fresh aromatic notes of floral white peach and watermelon with hints of tea roses. This bright, dry Rosé has a crisp fruit palate, including cranberry and raspberry with layers of citrus balanced by the Fort Ross Vineyard’s signature minerality and refreshing acidity. It is an incredibly versatile Rosé as it perfectly complements summertime cooking and is an excellent aperitif. Just think picnic and spontaneity!
Vineyard Notes
The winter was wet and cool with a brief and unusual warm spell in February that woke up some of the dormant buds. The traditional cold-weather resumed but then was interrupted but a chilling frost and even snow! There was frost damage to several of our Chardonnay blocks and some to a few Pinot Noir. This caused crop reduction but did not affect the exceptional quality of the vintage. Spring and summer were notably cool and was, in fact, one of the coldest summers we’ve seen in several years. The grapes enjoyed a long hang time on the vine and achieved ideal phenolic and aromatic development. Given there were no heat spikes, we were able to harvest slowly with great care and had the luxury to dial in the perfect time to pick. The vine development was so thorough that we incorporated some whole cluster fermentation that adds yet another layer of complexity to our Pinot Noirs.
Winemaker Notes
This Rosé was made from 100% Pinot Noir, using the French saignée method. After hand-sorting, the grapes were de-stemmed then allowed to soak on the skins for only 24 hours. A small amount of free-run juice was then "bled" and separated from the recently crushed grapes and fermented without further contact with the skins and seeds. The wine was barrel fermented and aged for 3 months in neutral French oak barrels.

3-Pack Rosé

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast
Add To Cart
$75.00
 
SKU: FORO183