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Benton-Lane Pinot Noir Rosé

Benton-Lane Pinot Noir Rosé Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: The fruit for this wine was harvested from the oldest pinot noir block in our vineyard. After two days of skin contact to extract the beautiful color evident in this Rosé, we used a technique known as saignee, or bleeding of the juice, from a tank of pinot noir. The juice was then fermented at a very cool temperature to maintain the fresh, vibrant flavors and aromas. The wine was bottled early under screw cap closure to ensure maximum retention of these wonderful flavors and aromas. There is only one word to describe this Rosé….SEXY!!! First, check out the color - just like a bouquet of fresh red rosebuds. This has to be the most beautiful wine ever made. Roll it around in your mouth and feel the silky texture.

Varietal Definition
Pinot Noir:
The name is derived from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. By volume most Pinot Noir in America is grown in California with Oregon coming in second. Other regions are Washington State and New York.During 2004 and the beginning of 2005, Pinot Noir became considerably more popular amongst consumers in the United States, possibly because of the movie Sideways. Being lighter in style, it has benefited from a trend toward more restrained, less alcoholic wines. It is the delicate, subtle, complex and elegant nature of this wine that encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world."


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