2016 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir Rosé 1.5 L
We are proud to celebrate over a decade of Rosé production at Stoller Family Estate. Whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel, our 2016 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir Rosé is exquisitely aromatic with strong notes of ruby red grapefruit and citrus. The palate shows tropical fruits while remaining bright and balanced by mouthwatering acidity.
2016 was a warmer than average year for the Willamette Valley, causing smaller clusters and a perfect deceleration of heat accumulation at the end of an early growing season. A touch of rain during flowering gave the composition of clusters a higher skin to pulp ratio, leading to more vibrant flavors and aromas. Towards the end of summer, the temperatures dropped to a near perfect condition for the grapevines to finish out the season. Our grapes were able to ripen perfectly despite an earlier harvest than we’d ever seen, allowing the clusters to gain the beautiful flavor profiles and complexity to make 2016 one of the best vintages to date.