Bravium Rose of Pinot Noir 2018
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Straddling a naturally sculpted ridgetop above the fog line, just ten miles from the Pacific Ocean, Wiley Vineyard is situated in the famed “Deep End”—the relatively cool, westernmost portion of Anderson Valley. Resting at an elevation of 525 feet, this historic vineyard has a gentle slope, a Southeastern aspect and shallow Franciscan soil. Our Pinot Noir is blended from 20 acres of vines planted in 1982 to clones 37, 115, 538, 667, 777 and Pommard. This complexity in the vineyard contributes to the finished wine’s intriguing spice notes and savory character. Encircled by ridges sprinkled with conifers, this former homestead exemplifies the sublime beauty of Anderson Valley.
Pinot Noir grapes were gently pressed and wild fermented in a combination of neutral French and Hungarian oak barrels. A small amount of juice was also bled off the fermenters. The blend was assembled in December. The wine completed only a partial malolactic conversion and is brilliant light peach in color, with rose petal, honeysuckle, chamomile, almond, and cherry aromas. The wine offers a soft entry and creamy mouthfeel enveloping the crisp Cara cara orange, Fuji apple, and stone fruit flavors, with acidity that builds on the finish. Hints of dried herbs add a complexing note.