The Marigny, 2016 Pinot Noir Rose
Willamette Valley 12.9 ABV:
This fruit is sourced from the Mason Ridge Vineyard in the far NW coastal ranges of the Willamette Valley. Vines sit at 800 to 1000 ft. elevation and all are own-rooted. The plantings of Pinot Noir included in this bottling are Espagot clone, which was planted in 1996, and Dijon 115, which was planted in 2009. There is no phylloxera present at the site, which is a mile away (and upwards) from the nearest vineyard in the area. Fruit was hand-harvested on 10/03/16.
Fruit was crushed with no sulfur added on the same day as its pick. Fermentation was spontaneous / indigenous in a Flextank block fermenter. Wine was racked after primary and settled into a Flextank egg. 25ppm of sulfur was added on 2/19/16, this being the only sulfur addition to the wine. Wine was filtered to sterile on 2/24/17 to block malo and was bottled on 2/16/17.