Our 2016 Pike Road Rosé - $12
The 2016 Pike Road Rosé is your quintessential dry Rosé of Pinot Noir.
How we make our Rosé
Our Rosé is made of free run juice collected from hand-picked Pinot Noir grapes as they move through the processing line and fermented clear in stainless steel tanks until all the sugar has been converted into alcohol. The color is achieved by an addition of 2-3% Pinot Noir, giving us the ability to have consistent color year after year. Finished with a screw-cap for continuously fresh and available wine, ready for a day at the beach or a hearty holiday meal.
Pike Road Rosé is made from 100% Willamette Valley fruit. Sourced from six estate vineyard sites.
The 2016 Vintage
2016 will go down as a fantastic grape growing year for Oregon's Willamette Valley. The growing season started 4 weeks earlier than last year’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 the extra time comes more a more focused and relaxed atmosphere in the winery. Add to that the total lack of bird and disease damage and you have some very happy winemakers.