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Rosé of Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Rosé of Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Wine Details

Description: The 2001 Rosé of Pinot Noir was bottled in June of 2002 and was released at the end of July. This wine is what summer is all about! It holds a beautiful salmon color, and is richly textured from barrel fermentation and stirring the lees. It has great acidity and should be served COLD! Even though it is a byproduct of red wine production (made by draining juice from the fermenter in order to increase the red's intensity), it is by no means second-class enjoyment. We drink more Rosé than any other wine during the hotter months around the farm (and most of it will be this bottling), built for slaking the summer heat and bringing smiles back to parched lips. Also a great wine with the mixed foods of Thanksgiving.

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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