2012 Paul Mathew Rosé of Pinot Noir

Winemaking Philosophy

We are committed to low input winemaking utilizing uninoculated primary fermentation and malolactic fermentation. Low input winemakeing also includes gravity flow movements of wine, minimal acid adjustments, minimal SO2 additions, racking only once in barrel, no fining and no filtering when possible. This process is much slower and more time consuming but produces wine lush on the palate with seamless flavors.

Vineyards

Our Rose of Pinot is a blend of 3 vineyards; Ruxton & TNT, Horseshoe Bend. All vineyards are within 10 miles between the towns of Freestone, Graton and Sebastopol.

Winemaking

The warmest year in more than a decade lead to an early harvest with sound fruit, great structure and balance. Very counter intuitive was the fact that we had the highest acid levels in years with a warm growing season. I would expect higher acid in cool years. The wine was made from free run juice with minimal skin contact, all stainless steel fermentation, bottled December 23rd to capture the fresh fruit flavors.

Winemaker's Notes

PMV Rosé of Pinot Noir is a pale pink color that shows the limit of skin contact. Notes of rhubarb, pomegranate and cantaloupe with a soft round texture and balanced acidity. Fresh and fruity, perfect for warm weather. Great food pairing wine, from oysters to spicy Asian food.