Summertime is nearly here, and no wine better fits the season than a bottle of chilled rosé! With National Rosé day just a day away, we wanted to provide an insider's look at how a bottle of Ponzi Vineyards Rosé makes it from vine to glass.
In order to understand Rosé wines, we must first look at what causes that rosy namesake color. This type of wine is defined by the amount of time it sits on its skins. Rosé is a designation rather than a varietal, so it can be made from many different types of grapes.
At Ponzi Vineyards, Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes with an eye towards cooler sites which retain juicy, vibrant acidity. This vintage is a blend from a cooler block at Aurora Vineyard and another cool site near the Pacific Coast Range, called Ten Peaks Vineyard.
Once the fruit makes it to the first floor of our gravity flow winery, clusters are destemmed and allowed to sit on their skins for less than 24 hours. This technique causes the lighter pink shade we prefer for Ponzi Rosés. The wine is then transferred by gravity to the third level of the winery for a long, cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks before being bottled.
Bright flavors of ripe strawberries and cream, lush apple and refreshing acidity characterize a glass of 2019 Ponzi Pinot Noir Rosé. This wine pairs beautifully with clear skies, a vineyard view and a variety of fruits, seafood and cheeses.
Try a glass or a flight including this wine when you make a reservation at the Ponzi Vineyards Tasting Room. The ideal way to begin a day spent wine tasting in Oregon's Laurelwood District AVA. Purchase a bottle online here or prepare for Summer with our limited edition Rosé Day Trio.
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