Deep translucent watermelon pink in the glass, with fine, tiny bubbles. Aromas of banana and honeysuckle lead into a palate of blueberry, guava, strawberry jam, watermelon rind, and a dash of cranberry juice. Light, dry, and refreshing, with a pleasing spritz and a crisp finish.
Sourced from Monk's Gate Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA
This piquette is made from Pinot Noir Nouveau pressings. After the grapes were pressed for the still wine, the solids were placed into a stainless steel tank and filled with well water. The tank was drained and pressed after 3 days, fermenting in stainless. The piquette was racked of the gross lees, and lightly filtered at bottling, finishing fermentation in the bottle to make it sparkling.