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Kramer Vineyards

2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir

2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir
92+ International Wine Review

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Yamhill-Carlton
Harvest Date
October 2018
Sugar
21.6 Brix
Acid
6.6 g/L
pH
3.29
Aging
neutral French oak
Fermentation
50/50 stainless and neutral French oak
Bottling Date
April 25, 2019
Residual Sugar
0.9 g/L
Alcohol %
13.4
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Clear pale coral-pink, with aromas of strawberries, nectarine, and rose petals, lead into flavors of watermelon, lemon and cranberry. The bright acidity is offset by a pleasing roundness on the palate, with a long, tart finish.
Ratings
92+ International Wine Review, June 2019
Vineyard Notes
Own-rooted Gamay Beaujolais clone of Pinot Noir planted in 1986 in Peavine soils, at an elevation of 785 feet.
Winemaker Notes
This wine is a blend of barrel fermented saignée and macerated juice fermented in stainless. The fruit for the stainless component was harvested by hand, sorted, and destemmed. After a two-day cold soak, the fruit was gently pressed, separating the hard press fraction. The juice settled overnight, and was racked to stainless for a cool fermentation. For the saignée component, 5% juice was drawn from whole cluster Pinot Noir on day four of the cold soak. The juice fermented in neutral French oak barrels. When both components were dry, they were racked off the heavy lees, blended, and aged in neutral French oak over the winter, and bottled the following spring.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve chilled with barbecue, charcuterie, crab, grilled fish, pâté, grilled pork, green salads, grilled sausages, or shellfish, especially grilled shrimp.
Production
100 cases
Product Reviews
Scott Rosendahl's Gravatar
Scott Rosendahl
(Sep 18, 2019 at 2:42 PM)
This 2018 Rose of Pinot Noir is a fantastic sweet aroma tart finish production of a seemingly perfect summer time wine that we enjoyed chilled with barbecue, as well as chilled with charcuterie. Kramer boasts excellent wines and sparkling wines, and this Rose was our favorite of the summer!

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