2017 Chalone Vineyard Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, Chalone AVA
Our vibrant 2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir is rosy in color with a gorgeous bouquet of watermelon and raspberry on the nose. It is full and lush with a hint of minerality and a touch of lime. The mouthwatering acidity on the finish leaves you going in for another sip.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy chilled with your favorite soft cheeses or as an aperitif.
91% Pinot Noir, 9% Grenache
Rosato / Rose
100% Stainless Steel
The 2017 vintage yielded an average amount of rainfall overall, however approaching harvest we experienced incredible heat spikes with temperatures above 110°F for more than two weeks. A sudden temperature increase during this critical time makes for a swift harvest as sugar levels spike resulting in the entire vineyard ripening simultaneously. All of these factors amounted to a very condensed harvest, similar to the year prior.
Chalone estate vineyard is planted between 1,650 and 1,800 feet of elevation, on top of the Gavilan Mountains on the eastern side of the Salinas Valley.