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Thomas George Estates Pinot Noir Brut Rosé Amber Block Starr Ridge Vineyard Russian River Valley 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2009 Brut Rose is made from 100% Pinot Noir from our Starr Ridge Vineyard, Amber Block (clone 115). We harvested 1.8 tons in the early morning on August 11 at a brix of 20.2 degrees. The fruit was whole cluster pressed to tank at about 120 gal/ton, cold settled, racked off the lees, and allowed to ferment dry. The base wine was then put to bottle with a mix of active yeast and allowed to ferment again under pressure, allowing the wine to retain its bubbles. After about a year on yeast, the wine was riddled and disgorged. Our first ever sparkling Pinot Noir has a beautiful salmon hue. The overtly complex nose expresses notes of strawberry-guava, clementine citrus, and fresh cotton candy. The finish is crisp with bone dry high acid. Refreshing yet rich at the same time, this wine is ready to be enjoyed now but will age gracefully.

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Our 2009 Brut Rose is made from 100% Pinot Noir from our Starr Ridge Vineyard, Amber Block (clone 115). We harvested 1.8 tons in the early morning on August 11 at a brix of 20.2 degrees. The fruit was whole cluster pressed to tank at about 120 gal/ton, cold settled, racked off the lees, and allowed to ferment dry. The base wine was then put to bottle with a mix of active yeast and allowed to ferment again under pressure, allowing the wine to retain its bubbles. After about a year on yeast, the wine was riddled and disgorged. Our first ever sparkling Pinot Noir has a beautiful salmon hue. The overtly complex nose expresses notes of strawberry-guava, clementine citrus, and fresh cotton candy. The finish is crisp with bone dry high acid. Refreshing yet rich at the same time, this wine is ready to be enjoyed now but will age gracefully.

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90 Cases produced.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 12.5% pH: 3.01
Total Acidity: 9.85 grams per liter

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