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2017 Westmount Pinot Noir Rosé

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes

A midnight hike. Stone fruits, watermelon and floral notes flood the senses. The wine has a beautiful weight, a product of its Pinot Noir composition and tastes incredibly fresh with a nice, round mouthfeel dominated by guava, orange creamsicle and cherry flavors.


Technical Notes

  • Harvest: 09.18.17
  • Avg Brix at Harvest: 23.2
  • pH: 3.15
  • Alcohol: 12.8%
  • Grapes: Pinot Noir
  • AVA: Willamette Valley
  • Skin Contact: 8 hours
  • Case Production: 600

The Vintage

Calm, Cool, and Collected

2017 was a return to normal for the Willamette Valley after three consecutive warm vintages.The season started with a cool and wet March, April and May, which pushed bloom back to late June, setting the stage for a later harvest. Warm and dry conditions prevailed through the summer months creating the ideal situation for steady vine growth and fruit ripening.

As with all classic Oregon vintages, it came down to September and October. September heat waves can shrivel fruit, which forces an early harvest and brings the wines out of balance. 2017 did not disappoint. Two early September rain events refreshed the soils, giving the vines a boost to extend the growing season and build complexity. The first fruit harvested was in the third week of September. Calm and cool weather allowed for an easy pace of harvest through October. Pure, delicate and vibrant wines with intriguing structure were the result.


 

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