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2018 Marilyn Brut Rose Sparkling



The 2018 Brut Rosé is 100 % Pinot noir, sourced exclusively from our Twelve Oaks Estate on Chehalem Mountain.  It is sourced from cool, high elevation vineyard sites, based on acidity.  The grapes arrive to the winery in half-ton totes and are immediately hand sorted and de-stemmed into 2-ton stainless steel tanks.  The stems are reserved for pressing and kept in cold storage, while the must cold soaks for several days.  The Pinot noir is pumped over several times a day until the proper tannin ratio is perceived by taste.  The tanks are then drained of their free run by gravity, and the stems and the grapes are loaded into the press, again, by gravity.  The press runs on a champagne cycle, eliminating unnecessary tumbling and extraction of bitter tannins.  The light pressings and subsequent heavier pressings are all kept separate.  The juice is settled for 48 hours before going into a combination of neutral French oak and stainless steel barrels for fermentation.  Upon completion of fermentation, the base wines are tasted, blended, and bottled.  They age sur lie, en tirage, for 3 years, at which time they are riddled and then disgorged. A dosage is added before bottling, corking and labeling.  The finished wine is allowed to rest for at least four months before release.

Varietal Composition - 100% Pinot noir

VineyardsTwelve Oaks Estate 100%

Soil TypesLaurelwood

AVAChehalem Mountains

Alcohol – 12%

Total Acidity – 9.5 g/L

pH – 2.99

Residual Sugar - .02%

AROMA tart pie cherry, red plum, wild strawberry

FLAVOR cranberry, strawberry, rhubarb pie

FINISH long and rich