2013 Pinot Noir Rose'
100% Pinot Noir grapes harvested in late September. Skins were left in contact with the juice for a few hours. After pressing, the juice was fermented in stainless steel tank. Medium-Dry with a crisp refreshing finish. No malolactic fermentation and no oak barrel aging. Filtered and bottled March 2014. 230 cases produced.
Alc. 11.5% By Vol. / 750mL
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Appellation: 100% Massachusetts
Grape Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Westport Rivers Vineyard
Alcohol: 11.5% by Vol.
Residual Sugar: 18 g/L
Winery price: $14.40 Travessia Wine Club / $16 Regular
The 2013 growing season was fairly warm with average rainfall through September. October, harvest month, brought extremely favorable conditions with less than 2 inches of rain which was about 20% of the average rainfall for the month. As a result, grapes achieved perfect ripening levels.
The grapes were picked, crushed and pressed the same day. The juice was fermented entirely in stainless steel tank. Fermentation was completed in 2 weeks at an average temperature of 60F. Wine was settled in tank for 3 months before bentonite fining to accomplish moderate heat stability. No malolactic fermentation and no oak barrel aging. Filtered and bottled March 2013. Released in April 2013. 230 cases produced.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION... For the wine geek in you! :-)
|Free SO2: 20ppm at bottling
||Total SO2: 130ppm
|Yeast: Native, VQ White
|Oak Aging: None
||Age of barrels: n/a
|Vine Age: Average 22 years
||Harvest Date: September 24, 2013
|Harvest Method: Machine harvested
||Brix at Harvest: 20
||Filtering: 0.45 micron