The Vice Pinot Noir Rosé, 2016, Batch #3

2016 Vintage

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.

 

Vineyard

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. 

 

Fermentation

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.

 

Tasting Notes

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.

 

Technical Information

  • PH: 3.6
  • TA: 0.59g/100ml
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Sugar: 0.3 g/L
  • Calorie Tested, 99 calories per glass (5 oz.)
  • Certified Vegan
  • Production: 768 cases
  • Bottling date: April 3rd, 2017
  The Vice Pinot Noir Rose was awarded the Silver Medal at The London Wine Competition in March 2018

The Vice Pinot Noir Rose was awarded the Silver Medal at The London Wine Competition in March 2018

 Our Rose is Certified Vegan from BevVeg

Our Rose is Certified Vegan from BevVeg