Trovato Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Oregon
325 cases produced
This rosé comes from the 22-acre Trovato vineyard, with desirable aspects that face south and southwest. The Furioso team harvests these Pinot noir grapes early, retaining as much acidity as possible in the final wine. After four months in neutral oak barrels, juice bled off from some later ripening Pinot noir is added to achieve a richer rosé wine color.
Mineral notes of gravel dust and pencil lead evolve into juicy red fruits of sweet bing cherries, tart cranberries and ripe strawberries. Under all these aromas, I detect subtle notes of crushed mint leaves, delivering fun freshness to my sniffer.
This rosé is an interesting dynamic between mouthwatering tartness and a soft creaminess. Tart notes of rhubarb, watermelon rind and ruby red grapefruit pair beautifully with sweeter, riper flavors of strawberries, bing cherries and tangerine zest. While there is bright acidity, the mouthfeel has a pleasant softness, likely from the time spent in neutral oak.
Food pairing suggestions:
This rosé really could go with any foods! But a few suggestions are veggie tacos, lemongrass chicken banh mi sandwiches, or just sipping it while enjoying the sunshine on a warm day.
Pro tip: Buy a few bottles and save one to drink with Thanksgiving dinner!
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