2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir
Rosé of Pinot Noir
Devil’s Gulch, Docker Hill
6.2 gm/ Lit.
100% Stainless Ferment
We couldn’t be happier with our 2020 Rosé—it has the perfect balance of freshness and richness we strive for, bringing together all the essence of springtime in a glass. The color draws you in immediately, hitting just the right note of salmon pink that hints of the flavors ahead. Watermelon, maraschino cherry, cranberry and strawberry lead the parade of pink/red fruit in the nose, with these becoming more effusive and sweet-smelling as the wine sits in the glass. The mouth carries forward the aromas in the nose, adding a bit of banana to the strawberry, and zippy citrus lacing the red berries, while pretty rose petals chime in on the finish. The wine is bone dry, yet there’s a perception of sweetness from the candied quality of the juicy fruit flavors.
Our goal with our Rosé is to highlight the freshness and floral characters that make this such a perfect summer sipping wine. We began by foot-trodding whole clusters of pinot noir in bins and sent this juice to tank. We handled the wine as we do our bright whites, fermenting slow and cold in stainless steel to preserve the fresh esters of fermentation and the central core of fruit. We also employ yeast that showcase the high tone aromatics that are so inviting in this wine. We allow no malolactic fermentation to proceed in order to maintain the fresh acidity and essential aromatics.
Food Pairing Notes
This is a wine that will cohabitate happily with pretty much anything you start your meal with, and also easily continues on to salmon, duck, and pork on your menu. You’ll love it with your cheese and charcuterie board, especially with young Feta and prosciutto.