Canvas of The Valley Rosé (2020)
Winemaker: Grape Ink
Jarad on this wine: “This rosé is farmed and harvested specifically to showcase the increased vivacity and finesse of Willamette Valley’s most northern vineyards. It pays homage to the aromas of spring and the energy of the first daring flowers to open up on a brisk sunny day.” The labels of this wine are a real canvas, hand-painted by Italian artist Guilia Schiavon.
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Vineyard: wind-blown loess over volcanic basalt. 15-year-old vines, organically farmed. Tualatin Hills AVA, Willamette Valley.
Making of: Hand harvested. Full clusters are processed with zero sulfur and directly pressed into small stainless steel fermenters to retain low temperatures.
The light-hued rose-colored must is fermented slowly over 3 months outdoors by native yeast obtained through the grapes in the vineyard. After 6 months of sur-lie aging, the wine is carefully racked and bottled.
Personality: Citrus, rose petals, and cherry blossom aromas carried by bright waves of texture and acidity. 11% ABV only.