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Lemelson Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé

Lemelson Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé Wine Details

Description: Our 2002 Pinot Noir Rosé is made in the classic “saignée” style, meaning it is literally “bled off” the Pinot Noir vats after several hours of maceration. A limpid, eye-catching light salmon hue, the nose shows red raspberry, peach, red currant and yeasty notes. The mouth feel is soft, fruity and full, yet finishes with firm acidity. 20% of this wine was barrel-fermented in neutral (used) barrels to bring roundness and complexity, with the balance fermented in stainless steel to conserve fruitiness and freshness. In terms of complexity, balance, suppleness and bouquet, The 2002 Rosé will hit its peak sometime in the picnic season of summer 2003.

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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