2017 WALT California Rosé of Pinot Noir
A delicate perfume of fresh raspberries and fresh cut flowers follows through to a bright and lively palate laced with luscious flavors of watermelon rind and wild strawberry.
We produce our Rosé with a style of winemaking known as the "saignée" method. After crushing the grapes, we keep the juice on the grape skins for a short time to obtain the perfect pink color. The pink juice is then separated and fermented in tanks and barrels like a white wine.
|Varietal Composition||100% Pinot Noir|
|Barrel Aging||3 months, 70% fermented in tank, 30% fermented in neutral French oak.|
|Vintage Notes||Our 2017 harvest wrapped up in early fall following summer heat spurts and a growing season that saw significant rain throughout the state, ending a five-year drought. The season began with rainfall that refilled reservoirs and replenished soils. Harvest began early at a normal pace, and then progressed rapidly during a heat wave in late August and early September. Temperatures cooled mid-September, slowing the harvest pace and allowing grapes to ripen gradually. This is a high quality vintage.|