2015 Rose of Pinot Noir
While it is never easy to compensate for Mother Nature’s peculiarities, this wine is undoubtedly enhanced by the work we did in the vineyard. The vines for this Rose are now 44 years old, own rooted and grown on a Lyre trellis system. The crop was thinned to encourage even ripening and more concentrated fruit flavors. North/south row orientation ensures even sun exposure from dawn to sunset.
At McIntyre our winemaking techniques are minimalistic. We endeavor to let the beautiful fruit shine through with limited intervention. The grapes for this Rose were harvested and hand-sorted in the early morning hours. Primary and malolactic fermentations were carried out with the wild, indigenous yeast and malolactic bacteria that naturally thrive in the vineyard.