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2019 Prelude

Estate Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Rosé of Pinot Noir

99 cases produced. $22

Sourced from the third harvest of Bells Up’s estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, this fuller-bodied rosé is named for Franz Liszt’s “Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes.” It features equal parts heritage clone Pommard and Dijon clone 667 soaked on the skins for 48 hours, then pressed prior to fermentation—producing a fuller-bodied rosé. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to neutral French oak barrels for an additional malolactic ferment to smooth its acidity.

TECHNICAL NOTES

REVIEW: Brimming with vibrancy, this dry Rosé was aged 6 months in neutral French oak, giving it a pretty softness on the palate, while brisk acids keep it nicely balanced. Strawberry, pomegranate, and red raspberry fruits entwine with a touch of spice, and a twist of orange pops on the refreshing finish. (Source: Ellen Landis, Great Northwest Wine)

REVIEW: The ‘Prelude’ Rose was made from Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the Chehalem Mountains AVA in the Willamette Valley. Bright Bing cherry with shades of pomegranate seed and melon tones all fill the nose. The freshness and wonderful acidity of the wine really shines as delicate red fruits and citrus rind, with damp earth accents all combine marvelously on the palate. The mouthfeel and texture is really good. Drink 2020-2025 – 90 (Source: Dr. Owen Bargreen, Washington Wine Blog)

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