2022 Hog Wild Rosé
Richer than our regular Rosé of Pinot Noir. ONLY 112 cases were produced!
How we make our Hog Wild Rosé
Our Rosé is made of free-run juice collected from hand-picked Pinot Noir grapes as they move through the processing line and are fermented clear in stainless steel tanks until all the sugar has been converted into alcohol. We then blend in a little bit of Chardonnay and Riesling to switch things up. The color is achieved by an addition of 2-3% Pinot Noir, giving us the ability to have consistent color year after year. Finished with a screw cap for continuously fresh and available wine ready for a day at the beach or a hearty holiday meal.
The 2022 Vintage
A year that kept us guessing, 2022 was an unusual vintage in the northern Willamette Valley. April brought one of our latest snows on record, with growers worried about frost damage. Thankfully, most vineyard sites set a generous crop which after a slow spring required thinning to encourage ripening. Temperatures finally warmed in August and September, but cool nights ensured adequate hangtime and flavor development. A string of sunny October days gave us the final ripening we desperately needed. Nearly every block of fruit was ready over a compressed two-week period, so the fruit arrived at peak ripeness during a very intense harvest season in the cellar. We expect our hard work to be rewarded with complex, fruit-forward wines.