2018 Chalk Hill Chairman's Rosé of Pinot, Russian River Valley
Our 2018 Rosé made with 100% Pinot Noir is elegantly refreshing with balanced acidity. Aromas of zested pink grapefruit and freshly picked strawberries lend themselves to a bright finish that pairs perfectly with artisanal cheeses or shellfish.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs perfectly with artisanal cheeses or shellfish
100% Pinot Noir
Rosato / Rose
Russian River Valley
September 17, 2019
23.0° Avg Brix at Harvest
5 months; 100% Neutral oak
Cultured and native yeast fermentation with biweekly batonnage for three months; No malolactic fermentation
March 13, 2019
The 2018 growing season was one of the most consistent in recent memory. Mild spring weather led to prime fruit set and ideal growing conditions.
THE CHALK HILL ESTATE is located at the convergence of a number of diverse climates, soils and terrains in the northeastern hills of Sonoma County. The Chalk Hill AVA is a sub-appellation of the Russian River Valley, the epicenter of Pinot Noir growing and winemaking. While the estate is a bit warm for top quality Pinot Noir, our Trenton Road vineyard, located a few miles west of the winery, is ideally situated. Trenton’s 45 acres of vineyard are planted with six highly regarded clones of Pinot Noir, primarily Mt. Eden, Pommard, Swan and Dijon 777.