US-AVR-02-18

Rose of Pinot Noir, ‘Willamette Valley’, AVERAEN

VINEYARD NOTES

Mason Ridge is a high elevation, cool vineyard in the deep north end of the Willamette Valley.  Remote, windy and cold, the grapes here struggle for ripeness, making it an ideal source for Rose production (and sparkling wine if we were so inclined).  As such, the farming including crop load and canopy management was done with intention, our scopes honed in on Rose.

VARIETIES
92% Pinot Noir & 8% Pinot Gris
HARVEST
September 26th & 30th
WINEMAKING
Cold-pressed whole cluster after 6 hours of skin contact.  Native yeast fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel with no malolactic conversion.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Willamette
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Rose