Producing wine for forty years on the Leelanau peninsula
2022 Pinot Noir Rosé
Rosé wines have such a variety because they can be produced from such a large variety of red grapes and can also be blends of white grapes and red grapes. There are no two rosés that are alike, which requires consumers to continue to explore new roses from all parts of the world every year. Our Pinot Noir Rosé is a lighter style rosé with elegant acidity. The fruit was monitored daily leading up to harvest to make sure it was harvested when the phenolics were to the winemakers specification. This rosé is best served chilled and can be paired with a wide variety of cuisine from around the world.
Winemaker's Notes: The processing of this wine began with cold soaking the juice with half the skins of the fruit for this lot over night, then gently pressing the next day. This convoluted shooting from the hip was done with intention of extracting color and more complex fruit tones without losing the acidity needed to preserve the wine. It worked..this time
NOSE: Bright Cherry followed by lightly ripe strawberries fill the glass.
PALATE: The palate continues with the classic cherry flavors that Pinot Noir creates.
Bright strawberry and cherry notes explode on your palate. The fresh crisp finish makes this wine great for all warm weather occasions.
2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Silver Medal (2021 Vintage);
2022 Jefferson Cup Invitational - Jefferson Cup Award (2021 Vintage)
The fruit for this wine comes from Benjamin's vineyard, which is the same vineyard where we grown the Pinot Noir for the sparkling Blanc de Noirs. This is one of the oldest Pinot Noir blocks. The majority of these vines are own-rooted which gives the fruit a stronger sense of terroir.
The fruit was crushed into our new tank press where it was sealed and cold soaked through the night in order to extract color and aromatics. After 16 hours, the wine was gently pressed off to get ready to ferment. This wine went through a cool one month fermentation.
We bottled this wine early to maintain the freshest most vibrant fruit notes that are desired in a cool climate rose.
Food Pairing Notes
Pinot Noir Rose wines pair deliciously with thyme-roasted chicken, Gouda cheese, salmon, and salads.
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