Estate Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Rosé of Pinot Noir
101 cases produced. $28 | MAGNUM AVAILABLE | NEW RELEASE
Sourced from the Bells Up vineyard, this fuller-bodied rosé is named for Franz Liszt’s “Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes.” Its equal parts heritage clone Pommard and Dijon clone 113 were soaked on skins for 40 hours, then lightly pressed prior to fermentation. It then underwent a malolactic ferment to smooth its acidity, yielding a full-bodied, highly complex and savory Rosé with balanced acid and fruit.TECHNICAL NOTES
NOSE: Strawberry, shortbread cookie, pink peppercorn, fresh carrot, tarragon, rose butter.
PALATE: Savory and sexy with full texture and a voluptuous finish. Hints of strawberries and cream, shortbread, fresh herbs, and minerality.
Owen Bargreen’s Review: Sourced from Pommard and Dijon clone 113 Pinot Noir vines, the 2021 ‘Prelude’ reveals a very bright color with a silky texture. Very nuanced and delicate red fruits greet you alongside kumquat zest and persimmon flavors with salty undertones. Complex and delicious to enjoy now, savor this at a slightly warmer temperature to revel in this Rose’s great range of flavors Drink 2022-2026 – 91
AdVINEture’s Review: We are starting to see a few more Rosés made with Pinot Noir and based on this example, it is a trend we would like to see continue. Medium/dark red in colour, it was made in the maceration method with 40 hours of skin contact. Classic Rosé notes give great varietal typicity: strawberry, red apple skin, hint of watermelon and a nice showing of mineral and spice. With medium body, medium acidity and lots of earthy complexity, this is a gastronomic Rosé setting itself apart from the run of the mill. A perfect pairing for oysters or ceviche. Excellent (particularly good value for this quality level)