A very pale hue of pink. Delicately fruity with hints of strawberries, rose petals and rhubarb. Bone dry, with ample body and refreshing acidity.
91 points Joaquin Hidalgo, Vinous
90 points Wine Enthusiast (Best Buy)
90 points James Suckling
This single vineyard Rosé is made with Pinot Noir grapes planted on the coolest, westernmost reaches of Casablanca Valley. Grown on hillside blocks facing from north-east to north-west, the vines were planted between 2006 and 2008 and are equipped with drip irrigation. Crop levels are an average of 2.2 tons per acre. Fairly normal vintage – not too dry and without any debilitating frosts, the fruit had good bunch weight and concentration, with wonderful high acids, inherent to the Casablanca terroir. The fruit was harvested by hand and the whole bunches were pressed directly, with the resulting juices left to cold settle overnight. After that they were racked and inoculated with a selection of special yeasts. After fermentation the wine was sulfured and racked back to tanks, where it was kept on its fine lees until ready for filtration and bottling. 2.360 cases were produced, with the first bottling carried out on July 1st, 2021.
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