Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose 2017
VILLA WOLF ROSÉ The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is made with fruit from vineyards farmed expressly for the purpose of producing a true rosé (called Weissherbst in German). Only perfectly ripe, healthy grapes are selected. Upon harvest the fruit is given a brief maceration (four to six hours) to extract a lovely salmon color from the Pinot Noir grapes. Thee is no saignée or coloring with red wine. The resulting wine is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish.
THE 2017 VINTAGE A very warm spring kicked off an early growing season in the Pfalz. It was slowed by a bout of frost in April that inhibited shoot growth and made training the vines very difficult. A warm, wet summer promoted rapid fruit development, but also botrytis. Through extensive vineyard work, however, our team was able to harvest a clean, healthy crop in September. In spite of the challenges, the wines have excellent ripeness and bright, refreshing acidity.
TECHNICAL INFO • Harvested at optimal ripeness for a bright, fresh style. No overripe or botrytis-affected fruit is allowed. • True rosé, with a brief maceration to extract the delicate color. • Fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tanks. • No malolactic fermentation. • Light filtration before bottling. No other filtering or fining.