Potter Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2017

Potter Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2017


Fashionably late…

Our first Rosé release is a little late to the party. In wine-making there are two fermentations; primary where sugar is converted to alcohol, and malolactic where bitter malic acid is converted to more palatable lactic acid. As we never inoculate with lab cultures for either type, sometimes things take a bit longer. This malolactic took over two months. But hey, we think it was worth the wait and hope you will too.

100% Pinot Noir, from the cool and remote Potter Valley in Mendocino County. The fruit was destemmed and soaked on the skins for 20 hours, extracting color and flavor. Then we gently pressed to a neutral French oak puncheon, where it naturally fermented to dryness. We then racked to stainless barrel for the winter. Once malolactic finished the wine was racked off its fine lees, settled until limpid, and bottled using gravity. Unfined and unfiltered.

Raspberry, watermelon, and tart cherry, with a subtle aromas of wet stone. Cool, crisp, dry, delightful with your picnic in the park or if you’re lucky…on the beach!

Harvest date: Sept 23

Brix at harvest: 22

Aging: One stainless 75 gallon barrel

Bottling date: June 29th 2018

Alcohol: 13%

Sulfite: 10ppm total

Production: 29 cases

Ingredients: Organic Mendocino grapes, naturally occurring yeast, sulfite.

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