Sonoma-Cutrer has announced the arrival of the 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir, a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
Sonoma-Cutrer’s female-led winery team includes Pinot Noir Winemaker Zidanelia Arcidiacono. “We are very excited to share this exceptional wine after what proved to be a difficult year,” says Arcidiacono. “I am privileged to have collaborated with a strong team of women including our director of vineyard operations, cellarmaster and quality manager to overcome 2020’s many obstacles and deliver a stunning Rosé of Pinot Noir.”
The rosé harvest began on August 19th at Vine Hill Ranch and completed a two weeks later with fruit from our Owsley estate. The Owsley Estate consists of ten vineyard blocks of pinot noir. Known for its temperature changes from warm days to cool, foggy nights, the vines yield concentrated and complex flavored grapes, the company says.
“Despite all the additional challenges and stress that this year brought to our winemaking efforts, 2020, just like every year before it, worked out,” says Mick Schroeter, Sonoma-Cutrer head winemaking director. “Best of all, we are thrilled with the quality and style of this year’s vintage.“
Sonoma-Cutrer Rosé of Pinot Noir 2020 has a light salmon color and opens up with aromas of blueberry, pink grapefruit, cantaloupe and a light hint of rose petal, the company reports. A crisp mouthfeel accentuates the fresh fruit flavors of citrus, strawberry and blood orange. The wine finishes long and tangy.
Sonoma-Cutrer Rosé of Pinot Noir 2020 is 11.9% ABV and 100% pinot noir, whole cluster direct to press, tank fermented. The suggested retail price is $25 per 750-ml. bottle. It is also available for direct purchase from the Sonoma-Cutrer website.