2018 Dry Pinot Rose
Made from 100% pinot noir, this rosé from limestone soils, is lively, floral and delicate.
It’s intensity for such a pale wine is derived from the saline minerality, light orange zest and refreshing acidity. As it opens, a subtle red berry and white pepper note is completed by a soft, dry finish.
We make our rosé as part of a dedicated rose program, and our methods are often misunderstood because of the different use of the term "saignée", when it's normally performed for rosé in the USA. The traditional French saignée method is to purposely make a rosé by bleeding off pink juice that’s already had contact with the Pinot skins and seeds in our vats, without the intention of using leftovers in our vats to concentrate a Pinot Noir wine. We believe it creates a beautiful tensioned rosé wine when done with our Finger Lakes pinot noir grapes from the Argetsinger vineyard.