Dutton-Goldfield Rosé of Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley, California
Mouthwatering strawberry, cranberry, and maraschino cherry flavors are edged with pretty rose petal accents.
It’s equally at home on its own as it is with tasty appetizers, especially those from the sea, such as oysters with a melon mignonette and Thai shrimp bruschetta. It’s also wonderful with fresh ricotta salad and beets with goat cheese.
Our goal with our Rosé is to highlight the freshness and floral characters that make this such a perfect summer sipping wine. We began by foot-trodding whole clusters of pinot noir in bins and sent this juice to tank. We handled the wine as we do our bright whites, fermenting slow and cold in stainless steel to preserve the fresh esters of fermentation and the central core of fruit. We also employ yeast that showcase the high tone aromatics that are so inviting in this wine. We allow no malolactic fermentation to proceed in order to maintain the fresh acidity and essential aromatics.
Alcohol: 13.5% Ta: 5.8 g/L pH: 3.36 Aging: 100% Stainless Ferment Winemaker: Dan Goldfield
When we decided to finally make a Rosé, we knew our high acid Green Valley Pinot Noir sites would be the perfect places to source the fruit. We began with grapes from a Dutton Ranch vineyard on the eastern side of Green Valley and our Fox Den Vineyard, on the western edge of the appellation. Our block of Dutton Ranch’s Marty’s #2 is planted to clones 2A and 23. 2A, also known as Wadenswil, is known for its cherry, raspberry, and rose petal characters, while clone 23 has very bright, fruity flavors with high acidity. Fox Den, planted to 667, 777, and 115, chimes in with floral aromatics and vivid strawberry flavors. Together, they give us the fresh crispness, pretty rose petal nose, and bright red fruit notes we love in the best Rosés.