This lovely Rosé has undertones of raspberry and citrus, and a brilliant watermelon color. With mouth-filling body from oak barrel aging, and a bright, lingering fruit finish, this wine will exceed your expectations of a dry Rosé.
Wine Color: Red
Varietals: 98.8% Pinot Noir, 1.2% Gewürztraminer
Appellation: 98.8% Arroyo Seco, Monterey, 1.2% Monterey County
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Acid: 0.64 g/100ml
Residual Sugar: 0.26%
Wente Vineyards has been growing Pinot Noir in the Arroyo Seco region of Monterey since the 1960s. It is the ideal region to grow this Burgundian varietal because of the long, cool growing season, which allows the grapes to fully ripen and develop deep fruit flavors. The gravelly-loam soils found there, rich with shale and limestone deposits, impart desirable earthy and mineral qualities to the wine. There are several blocks dating back to 1963, which are planted with the old Pommard and Martini clones. Neighboring these are much more recent, high density plantings, which are planted with a variety of new clones. All of the fruit is handpicked and sorted at harvest time in order to ensure premium quality.
The fermentation took place in small, upright stainless steel fermenters.
After fermentation, the wine was aged in neutral oak barrels for six months.