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2011 Pinot Noir Rosé Willamette Valley

Vineyard

The fruit for this all Pinot Noir Rosé is hand-harvested from Elk Cove’s estate vineyards.  For the Rosé, we choose both young and old vines from higher elevation vineyards on their own rootstock.  These give us the full flavor development and aromatics needed for a fresh white wine, within a framework of lower alcohol.

Winemaking

Pinot Noir fruit for our Rosé is hand-harvested very ripe and gently whole bunch pressed with limited skin crushing, which makes virtually a “white Pinot Noir”. The wine is fermented cool in stainless steel tanks.  Then carefully selected lots of fermented red Pinot Noir juice is blended back for color and texture.  Our Pinot Noir Rosé is finished completely dry.

Viticultural & Enological Data

  • Vine Age 14-25 years
  • Yield 2.8 tons/acre
  • Harvest Sugars 22.5 Brix
  • pH 3.17
  • Vatting Gently whole-cluster pressed, cold fermented in small stainless steel tanks. Select lots of pinot noir juice added back for color.
  • Cases Produced 1,850