2022 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Our 2022 Rosé of Pinot Noir has aromas and flavors of perfectly ripe strawberries, white peach, tangerine, green herbs, white flowers, and wet rock minerality. The ripe fruit and mineral elements are balanced by clean, refreshing acidity leading to a satisfying finish. A perfect match for the patio!
How we make our Rosé
Our Rosé of Pinot Noir is made from Saignée juice collected from hand-picked Pinot Noir grapes as they move through the processing line and fermented clear in stainless steel tanks until all the sugar has been converted into alcohol. 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.