2017 Pink Pape Estate – SOLD OUT
Pale salmon in color with a light pink hue. Delicate aromas of rose petal, citrus blossom, lemongrass and honeydew, with lifted notes of sweet pink grapefruit and lemon peel. The wine falls effortlessly onto the palate as light alpine berry flavors combine with fresh citrus and stone fruit qualities and a crushed shale minerality. Driving acidity provides excellent focus and direction, drawing out the palate to a lingering, mouthwatering finish.PURCHASE
The 2017 Rosé is a blend of three traditional Châteaunuefdu-Pape varieties—Grenache, Counoise and Cinsault—all grown on our Blackrock Estate Vineyard on the eastern edge of the Yakima Valley AVA. The individual blocks were harvested by hand in mid-September and loaded directly into the press, while the clusters were still cold. A gentle and rapid press cycle helped to avoid excessive extraction from the skins, yielding a juice pale pink in color with delicate flavors and aromas. Fermentation was carried out at low temperatures in concrete and stainless steel tanks and continued until dry. After three months of maturation on lees, individual components were racked and blended to create a pure and vibrant rosé.
Appellation: Blackrock Estate Vineyard – Yakima Valley
Varietals: Grenache, Counoise, Cinsault
Production: 1258 cases