Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First Day of Summer

and my favorite time of year!  Waaay behind on the blog this month -  in the meantime, here's all you need this summer to CHILL from Brack Mountain Wine Company.

Origine - a beautiful Dry (not sweet) Rose of Pinot Noir from the Russian River region in California.  Widely available in Texas, Illinois, California, New York, New Jersey - just ask your favorite wine shop! $18  Cheers! Ali

Fermentation- The Pinot Noir was destemmed and moved into fermentation tanks, then a small percentage of juice was bled off.  Most of the bleed off juice was transferred for fermentation into a stainless steel tank, with a portion in placed in neutral oak barrels. The wine was bottled as soon as it settled post fermentation to preserve its vibrant freshness.
Harvest Date: September 24th-- 28th, 2011 Winemaker: Dan Fitzgerald

Cooperage & Aging:
Stainless steel & with a portion in neutral French oak

Bottling: January 2012  Production: 300 cases
Sensory Notes: This wine is treated delicately throughout fermentation, and the subtle hue of coppery pink is one result. The nose greets with watermelon rind, fraises de bois and a hint of black tea.  The palate is racy, with refreshing acidity tempered by a supple, creamy mouthfeel.  The finish is focused and dry yet full of ripe strawberry and cucumber.

Final Technical Information:pH: 3.22    TA: .73        Alc: 13.2%

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