Grown and harvested intentionally for Rosé winemaking, the 2021 Ladera Rosé is crafted using 100% Pinot Noir grapes and sourced exclusively from our Pillow Road vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Located just 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and featuring the ideal Goldridge sandy loam soils, the vines at Pillow Road vineyard thrive in ideal climatic conditions, yielding beautiful expressions of cool-climate Pinot Noir.
Crafted in the classic Vin Gris style, the grapes were whole cluster pressed with limited maceration time. The sparkling pink juice was cold settled for 24 hours then transferred to 50% neutral oak and 50% stainless steel barrels to undergo fermentation. The wine is aged sur-lies for 6 months prior to bottling.
The 2021 Ladera Rosé of Pinot Noir is a fun and vibrant wine with aromas reminiscent of ruby red grapefruit and sweet strawberry with delicate floral notes. The flavorful palate is juicy and elegant, balanced by a creamy texture and a crisp refreshing acidity that carries through the finish. Enjoy chilled on a hot summer day as a delicious apéritif.