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2021 The Four Graces Rosé of Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

2021 The Four Graces Rosé of Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills

90 points - Wine Enthusiast
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SKU: 180242

The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Foley Family Estate Vineyard which encompasses 110 acres nestled in the Red Hills of Dundee. Aromas of fresh wild strawberry, citrus, and a hint of crème fraiche set the tone for this delightful rosé. The palate shows bright notes of grapefruit, strawberry, and lime zest that lead into a soft minerality. A lively acidity accents the ripe fruit flavors and carries the wine into a crisp finish.  

The pinot noir for this rosé was handpicked and whole cluster pressed to preserve the delicate aromatics and light pink color. The contribution from the neutral French oak adds weight and length to the palate and also allows contact with the lees for a creamy texture. Aromas of fresh wild strawberry, citrus and a hint of crème fraiche set the tone for this delightful rosé. The palate shows bright notes of grapefruit, strawberry and lime zest that lead into a soft minerality. A lively acidity accents the ripe fruit flavors and carries the wine into a crisp finish.

Winemaker Notes

The contribution from the neutral French oak adds weight and length to the palate and also allows contact with the lees for a creamy texture. Aromas of fresh wild strawberry, tropical fruits and a hint of crème fraiche set the tone for this delightful rosé. The palate shows bright notes of ripe watermelon that lead into a soft minerality. A lively acidity accents the ripe fruit flavors and carries the wine into a crisp finish.

Composition

100% Pinot Noir

Wine Specs

Vintage
2021
Varietal
Rosato / Rose
Appellation
Dundee Hills
Vineyard Designation
Foley Family Estate
Acid
7.4 g/L
pH
3.2
Aging
5 months in stainless steel; 3 months in neutral French oak barrels
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Enthusiast
90

Production Notes

The 2021 vintage will be remembered in the Willamette Valley for record setting heat and dry conditions. The pinot noir for this rose was harvested from blocks 6, 13, and 26 at our Foley Estate vineyard in the Dundee Hills AVA. These blocks tend to ripen quickly, keeping us on our toes in late August and early September. We have found that these specific blocks serve as indicators for the other vineyards in the area which set the tone for the rest of harvest. The fruit for our estate rose ripened quickly with an increase of more than two brix in a week. We harvested these blocks early to retain freshness, but they still showed surprising ripeness and bright acidity.

Vineyard Notes

The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Foley Family Estate Vineyard that encompasses 110 acres nestled in the Red Hills of Dundee.

Production

550 Cases