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2018 Clarice Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Clarice Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir


By the Numbers

  • 72.7% new French Oak (3 Boutes Gran Reserve, 3 Francois Freres 3 year air dried VTG M toast, 2 Marsannay 3 year air dried Quartz toast and 3 once-used barrels)
  • 80.8% whole cluster fermented
  • Non-inoculated primary and malolactic fermentation
  • 14.05% alcohol
  • 3.64pH
  • 6.4 g/l TA

No Numbers…Just Words

The 2018 Clarice Wine Company Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir is once again the product of two different sections of vines and two different clones. Instead of picking them separately at ideal ripeness, they were always sampled and finally picked as one wine. This blending in the vineyard is unique to Clarice Wine Company at the Rosella’s Vineyard. The fruit was picked September 22, 2018 and brought to the winery where it was hand-sorted with 80.8% of the fruit retained as whole clusters and placed in the bottom of the tank. The remaining fruit was destemmed on top of the whole clusters. After looking at the must and the overall yields, approximately 20% of the must was bled off and given away. The remaining must was chilled and started fermenting spontaneously after approximately 9 days. At the conclusion of fermentation, the wine was drained directly to barrel. Ultimately, 70% of the barrels were selected for the final wine.


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