2016 Tempranillo Rose
2016 was an exceptional vintage in Oregon much like 2014 and 2015. It was warmer in the winter, which gave us an early bud break (a day earlier than 2015).While temperatures were higher in the summer than we are used to, we had a warm and dry Fall leading to ripe, clean grapes with developed flavors. We had lower and more balanced crop yields than that of previous vintages. We are looking forward to seeing these wines develop in bottle for years to come.
TASTING NOTES: The 2016 Illahe tempranillo rosé offers fresh aromas of Mt. Hood strawberries, lime zest, green mangos and rhubarb. This barrel fermented rosé gives a lean body with notes of meyer lemon, kumquat, dragonfruit, and gooseberry. The rosé is a perfect food wine, complementing diverse dishes and cleansing the palate with a clean, mineral finish.
Production: 500 cases AVA: Willamette Valley Winemaker: Brad Ford Titratable Acidity: 6.17g/L Alc. 12% by volume Final pH: 3.18 Fermentation: 45% barrel fermented, 55% tank fermented Residual Sugar: 4 g/L Pressing: Whole cluster Vineyards: 60% Illahe Vineyards, 33% Zenith, 7% Chemeketa Soil: Marine Sedimentary Clay Notes: Horse drawn, hand picked, hand sorted, barrel fermented, hand bottled
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3275 BALLARD ROAD, DALLAS, OREGON 97338 503.831.1248
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Published on Mar 9, 2018