2019 Starmont Rose of Pinot Noir Carneros
Two production techniques were used for extracting juice and managing skin contact this harvest: whole cluster pressing (about 80% of blend) and destemming with about 2 hours cold soaked skin contact (20% of blend). The various lots were kept separate based on technique in stainless steel tanks and fermented slowly at a cool 52°F with no malolactic fermentation. The combination of lots from each production technique allows deep and complex flavors to develop. Enjoy this wine immediately upon release and for the next 2 to 3 years from vintage.
This is a light, fresh style Rosé highlighting minimal skin contact with the Pinot Noir grapes, and showcasing primary aromatics and bright acidity. We source the Pinot Noir Rose fruit specifically for high natural acidity, low natural alcohol, and fresh fruit characteristics . Pale salmon in color, this delightfully refreshing wine displays bright aromas of green strawberry and carnation on the nose. A tight entry on the palate gives way to a subtle creaminess on the mid-palate and a focused and lingering acidity on the finish.