2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir Magnum | MacRostie Winery
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2021 Rosé of Pinot Noir Magnum

Sonoma Coast
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About this Wine

A beautifully elegant and dry Rosé, the only perception of sweetness is from this wine’s alluring layers of fresh-picked strawberry and juicy white peach. The lazy days and warm nights of summer have met their perfect pairing.

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93 Points

“Made entirely from Pinot Noir, this wine shines in light layers of grapefruit, strawberry and wet stone. Balanced and refreshing throughout, it offers a finishing touch of lemon pith that further complicates matters in a good way.”
Virginie Boone
Wine Enthusiast, December 2022
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A beautifully elegant and dry Rosé, the only perception of sweetness is from this wine’s alluring layers of fresh-picked strawberry and tropical notes of mango. With the color and aromatics of pink watermelon, it is elegantly supple and refreshing. The lazy days and warm nights of summer have met their perfect pairing.

Accolades
  • 93 Points: Virginie Boone Wine Enthusiast - December 2022
  • “Made entirely from Pinot Noir, this wine shines in light layers of grapefruit, strawberry and wet stone. Balanced and refreshing throughout, it offers a finishing touch of lemon pith that further complicates matters in a good way.”

  • 93 Points: marguerite thomas Wine Review Online - june 2022
  • “A summery orangey-pink colored Rosé, this wine is also beautifully dry rather than sweet. Solo, it makes an elegant aperitif but it is also a terrific partner for summer fare such as classic Niçoise. Or try it with a more contemporary salad where arugula, watercress and a little romaine dressed with light vinaigrette mingle together with pear and goat cheese. The wine’s seasonal fruit flavors (red berries, juicy peach) are deftly balanced by refreshing acidity.”

Winemaking

Rosé is a fun, yet challenging, wine to make. Achieving the right color is all about timing and vineyard choice. Color is the first lure of this wine, and it is crucial to have it just right. To give the wine fruit aromatics, a round mid-palate, fresh acidity, and a poignant finish, many vinification methods were used during winemaking. 36% of the fruit went directly to press, which produces a light and delicate pink color while bringing a bit more structure and mouthfeel to the wine. The other 64% was produced using the saignée method, which produces an aromatic, fruit-forward wine. A range of 2 to 48 hours of skin contact was used to vary the amount of color in each lot. Using both the direct-to-press and saignée styles provides mouthfeel and structure, along with a bright fruit bouquet. We also use stainless steel tank fermentation (about 86%) to preserve the fruit aromatics, and 14% neutral oak, which gives this wine a round palate, while preserving its bright fruit. The wine was aged for three months and then bottled crisp and fresh, on March 10th, 2021

Vineyard

Our Rosé of Pinot Noir was predominantly made from a select block of our acclaimed Thale’s Estate Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. This block provides a fruit profile that is ideal for rosé, with high acid and bright, aromatic red-berry flavors. We also worked with a small amount of Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir from each of our vineyard sites in order to create a complex and familiar Rosé profile. The 2021 vintage also includes our new estate vineyard, Nightwing in the Petaluma Gap, which provides intense color and fruit aromatics, making this vintage slightly darker in color.

Technical Notes
  • alcohol: 13.3%
  • cases made:

    276 Bottles Produced

  • bottling date: 03/10/2021
  • aging:

    The wine was aged for three months.

  • fermentation:

    36% of the fruit went directly to press, other 64% was produced using the saignée method. A range of 2 to 48 hours of skin contact was used to vary the amount of color in each lot. We also use stainless steel tank fermentation (about 86%) to preserve the fruit aromatics, and 14% neutral oak.

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