Our 2016 Pike Road Rosé - $12
The 2016 Pike Road Rosé is your quintessential dry Rosé of Pinot Noir.
How we make our Rosé
Pike Road Rosé is made of free-run juice or "saignée" collected from our hand-picked Pinot Noir grapes. The juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks. The color is achieved by adding back 2-3% barrel fermented Pinot Noir. Our Rosé is finished with a screw-cap to preserve its delicate aromatics.
Pike Road Rosé is made from 100% Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Primarily grown on our estate vineyards, the wine also includes smaller lots of fruit grown by our longtime, trusted partners here in the Willamette Valley. We believe this “multi-vineyard” approach results in a more complex, flavorful wine.
The 2016 Vintage
2016 will go down as a fantastic year for Oregon's Willamette Valley. The growing season started four weeks earlier than 2015’s early budbreak. Temperatures were up and down all season, with a short heat spell early on and a significant cool period in August. This provided a lengthened growing season, resulting in small berries with highly concentrated flavors. With extra time comes more a more focused and relaxed atmosphere in the winery. Add to that a total lack of bird and disease damage and you have some very happy winemakers.