2014 Pinot Noir Rose'
100% Pinot Noir grapes harvested in late September. Skins were left in contact with the juice for just a few hours. After pressing, the juice was fermented in stainless steel tank. Fairly dry with vibrant acidity and a refreshing finish. No malolactic fermentation and no oak barrel aging. Filtered and bottled March 2015. 210 cases produced.
Alc. 12% By Vol. / 750mL
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Appellation: 100% Massachusetts
Grape Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Westport Rivers Vineyard
Alcohol: 12% by Vol.
Residual Sugar: 14 g/L
Winery price: $14.40 Travessia Wine Club / $16 Regular
The 2014 growing season got off to a late start after a long and very cold winter. Cooler than average temperatures throughout the summer months and average rainfall resulted in grapes being just ripe enough to avoid "green" flavors in varieties like Pinot Noir.
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 23 years
||Harvest Date: September 30, 2014
|Harvest Method: Machine harvested
||Brix at Harvest: 21
||Filtering: 0.45 micron