2016 Acrobat Rosé of Pinot Noir has an exuberant pink color with salmon hues. The nose exudes a freshness of lime zest, pomegranate and just ripe strawberries, structured with a pleasant violet aroma. Red cherries are immediately apparent on the palate with orange blossom, key lime and potpourri. This wine is lively and playful from the onset with focused acidity that balances the juicy fruit flavors.
These Pinot Noir grapes were cold soaked for 72 hours before being saignée and pressed. This wine was fermented with cultured yeasts in 100% stainless steel tanks, which were temperature controlled to maximize fruit character. Aging took place over two months in stainless steel tanks.
The 2016 Oregon Vintage turned out to be another in a string of remarkable years that has blessed the state with ideal growing conditions. The vintage started out early in Western Oregon with average bud break occurring in mid to late March. Unusually warm temperatures in April and May accelerated an “early season effect”, which caused vineyards to go into bloom by the 3rd week of June. The weather cooled substantially through August. The 2016 harvest began in early September and continued unabated until the end of the month, just in time to avoid the onset of rain in October.
VARIETAL – 100% Pinot Noir
AVA – Oregon
Alc. – 14%