2021 Mercer Rosé
Aromas of grapefruit, fresh strawberries, and lemon are lifted with hints of gooseberry and white tea notes. The wine is sleek with bright, lively acidity. The bright, crisp, refreshing acidity brings balance and structure to this delicate light pink Rosé
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Horse Heaven Hills
Cool Fermentation for 25 Days
grapefruit, strawberry, lemon, grassy, white tea, gooseberry
100% of the fruit for this wine came from our Spice Cabinet Vineyard located in the Horse Heaven Hills. This vineyard sits on a southeast slope above the Columbia River. The orientation of the block allows for morning sun exposure of the fruit, while avoiding the intense afternoon rays.
The Grenache was machine harvested to allow for early color extraction from the skins. Once at the winery, the grapes were sent directly to the press. We allowed the grapes to sit overnight to continue to extract color from the skins. After the 24 hour soak, we drained off all the free run juice before beginning to press the grapes. The light pink free run juice was combined with the darker juice that was pressed from the skins and allowed to cold settle for 2 days. The clean juice was racked away from the settled solids and inoculated with a yeast specifically selected for Rosé. The wine was fermented cool over a period of 25 days, allowing for great aroma development.
Food Pairing Notes
korean bbq, caprese salad, stone fruit galette, chicken satay, shrimp cocktail