2019 ROSÉ OF PINOT NOIR
Club Price $24.00
The first vintage of our Estate Vineyard rosé of Pinot Noir highlights Artesas commitment to always produce high quality wines with meticulous attention to detail. This rosé is fermented to dryness, meaning there is no residual sugar in the wine, allowing it to showcase what Pinot Noir is famous for, vibrant fruit aromatics and freshness. The nose opens with delicate aromas of fresh raspberry, citrus blossom, and bing cherries. Bright acidity highlights hints of juicy strawberry and pomegranate on the palate, with a lingering finish that draws you back for another sip.
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Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Technical Data: ALC: 12.8%; TA: 6.5 g/L; pH: 3.18
Cooperage: 100% Stainless Stell
The grapes for this wine were hand harvested at night and brought to the winery in the early morning hours to ensure they are kept cool to preserve the quality of the fruit. They were then immediately loaded into our press for a gentle pressing cycle with minimal rotations, similar to the cycle we use for our sparkling wines. These limited rotations and gentle pressing action, extracts very little color from red grapes, and minimizes the harsh tannins found in the seeds and skins, as well as limiting the amount of astringency in the finished wine. After pressing the juice was sent directly to stainless steel tanks, where it was fermented at a very cool temperature, which allows for maximum varietal expression in the finished wine. Winemaker, Ana Diogo-Draper selected strains of yeast specifically to highlight Pinot Noirs intense aromatics and velvety mouthfeel. Fermenting in different lots allows the winemaking team to select the best only the best lots to make into our first 100% whole cluster pressed rosé, exclusively from our Estate Vineyard.
2019 at our Estate Vineyard presented conditions returned to those of a more "typical" vintage. Starting off with a slightly wetter winter than previous years and transitioning into what we consider characteristic Los Carneros weather patterns - morning fog and mild temperatures rolling into to spring. The 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir is the first that is 100% from our Estate Vineyard. When choosing a block for this wine, Winemaker, Ana Diogo-Draper selected specific rows from one of the coolest corners of the property. Shaded from the afternoon sun by a steep hillside to the West, this block is perfectly suited for our first 100% Estate Vineyard rosé of Pinot Noir.