This lively rose, made from predominantly the south block of our pinot noir,vineyard has fragrant aromas of fresh strawberries and orange zest, with wisps of cherry blossom. The flavors are soft and round. The perfect wine for summer sipping, light antipasti or paired with a salad of pecans and strawberries over spinach. The juice was drained from skins after 3 hours and fermented in stainless steel tanks at a cool temperature. The wine has a wonderful salmon colour and is completely bone dry.
Our Estate vineyard is situated in the Carneros appellation. It enjoys long warm days and cool nights creasting optimal growing conditions for Pinot Noir. Our estaes primary clone is Dijon, 777 with a little 114. Trellising is 8*6 giving the vines plenty of room to grow and flourish. We keep our yields typically to 1.5 tons an acre to ensure that we can get consistent high quaility fruit. An old alluvial river bed crosses the estate vineyard creating excellent soil conditions to acheive good minerallity. The fruit that the vineyard produces typically has the hallmarks morello cherries, wild strawberries and framboise.