The Vice Pinot Noir Rosé, 2017, Batch #6

 

2017 Vintage

A wild vintage. The year began with abundant rainfall. A mild spring followed by a freak hail storm in June that near missed our vineyard. Two heat waves during the summer, a third one right after we harvested during Labor Day Weekend. Cool weather settled in until the wildfires ravaged the region starting October 8th. Luckily, our temperature controlled winery wasn’t affected.

 

Vineyard

Our Pinot Noir is 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. It is an ideal spot for Pinot Noir. 

 

Harvest & Fermentation

Early September hand picked harvest. The grape berries were hand sorted.

We were so proud of our first rose batch (2016 vintage) and its success that we replicated the same process this vintage.

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

Elegant bouquet of watermerlon, under-ripe strawberries, blood orange and roses. The palate is very dry but yet lush with flavors of red fruits and citrus. The finish is unforgettably balanced with a mouth-coating minerality.

 

Technical Information

  • pH: 3.65
  • TA: 0.68g/100ml
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Residual Sugar: 0g/L
  • Certified Vegan
  • Production: 1200 cases
  • Bottling Date: March 15th, 2018
 
 
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