The Vice Pinot Noir Rosé, 2016, Batch #3
The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness.
Unlike the previous batches, Batch #3 was sourced from a single vineyard in Carneros Napa Valley overlooking San Pablo Bay. Our Biodynamic vineyard is known for its cool microclimate which is regulated by the fog and breezes from the bay. An ideal spot for Pinot Noir.
65% of the grapes were direct press for this Rosé providing acidity and elegance. 35% came from the saignée Pinot Noir tank providing additional fruit and complex structure. The wine was fermented with native yeast to dryness at cold temperature (50°F) and aged on fine lees for 3 months. We designed our winemaking to craft a light, elegant and refreshing Rosé.
Pinot Noir is a diva on the grape runway. The fruit is intolerant of any type of extreme weather and is considered sensitive and temperamental, but when it’s on and at its best (as our 2016 harvest), it can make for a very sexy glass of wine. Our Pinot Noir Rose delivers bright acidity and soft, subtle aromas of watermelon, raspberries, strawberries and banana.
Sugar: 0.3 g/L
Calorie Tested, 99 calories per glass (5 oz.)
Production: 768 cases
Bottling date: April 3rd, 2017