Beautiful pale pink in color, our 2016 Lazy Creek Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley is a light, delicious Rosé. Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, this wine has fresh, delicate aromas and flavors of strawberries, cream, honeysuckle, orange zest, watermelon and mandarin oranges with nice floral notes, a touch of spice and refreshing acidity.
The 2016 growing season started with a warm spring and some much needed rain. Bloom occurred in late May and provided a very bountiful set. Summer conditions were ideal with very few heat spikes. August was quite mild and allowed for perfect ripening, while September brought some warmer days and pushed the grapes to optimal ripeness. The grapes were harvested on September 29th.
This 100% Rosé of Pinot Noir is sustainably farmed, utilizing only organic materials in the vineyards. The grapes are hand harvested in the early morning hours, then transported to the winery where they are gently destemmed, crushed and cold soaked on the skins for only four to six hours before pressing — just long enough to pick up the wine’s lovely pink hue and extract flavors from the skins. The grapes are pressed to tank for fermentation, blended in January and then bottled in February.
Served chilled, this wine’s light, floral characteristics make it a natural choice for pairing with fresh seafood, especially salmon, crab or shrimp, mushrooms and game meats such as venison, duck, Cornish hens, lamb, or turkey. Try with eggs Benedict, vegetable or seafood frittata or breakfast crepes. Mild cheeses such as fresh chèvre, mozzarella, fromage blanc, or Mt. Tam triple cream are also delicious.
- Anderson Valley
- February 2017
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