2015 Estate Rose' of Pinot Noir
“The beauty of pinot noir is in its ethereal aromas, and when you make it into a rosé, they explode from the glass.”
Also 100% Pommard-clone, this 2015 is currently showing citrus aromas, especially pink grapefruit.The wine opens to rhubarb and Santa Rosa plum on the palate. The fresh, mouth-watering acidity suggests this would be a great partner for smoked salmon or grilled prawns, or to tapas involving Serrano ham. Expect this wine to evolve over time: when the 2014 was first bottled, it exhibited a similar grapefruit flavor profile, but developed aromas of strawberry and raspberry as it matured. We expect similar development over the next few months.
Serve this with a light salad made with freshly picked Oregon berries, or prosciutto wrapped around melon slices.
|Varietal||100% Pinot Noir
|Varietal Composition||100% Pommard Clone
Robert Brittan left Stags’ Leap Winery in Napa after 16 years as Winemaker and Estate Manager to fulfill his dream of making Pinot Noir and Syrah from unique sites in cooler climates. His winemaking career began in his dorm room at Oregon State University, where he was a physics and philosophy major.
Being both geeky and broke, he soon realized that alcohol was an attractant to co-eds, so he began his career in fermentation sciences in order to get a date. He ultimately completed his education at UC Davis and moved to Napa Valley, where he made wines for Far Niente, Saint Andrews and Stags’ Leap Winery.
With over 40 years of experience growing grapes and making wine, he brings a significant amount of viticultural and winemaking knowledge to Brittan Vineyards. He has always had a passion for Pinot Noir, and hopes that with the fruit from the Brittan estate vineyard in the foothills of the Coastal Range, he can bring a new voice to the McMinnville AVA, and help form the style and definition of Pinot Noir from this recently designated winegrowing region.