Tickled Pink Rose 2014
Delighted with the Adore Rosé which is light in the Southern Rhone style Bill decided to make a second rosé a little darker and was tickled pink with the result. Tickled Pink is a darker, Marsannay or Cote de Nuits style of northern Burgundian rosé.
With its inviting candy apple nose there's no doubt that this wine will tickle your taste buds when its cherry aromas greet you in the glass. A light creamy texture on the palate with flavors of strawberry and rhubarb pie, complemented by the thrill of tart cherries finishing with delicate accents of red fruit and soft Mediterranean spices. Serve chilled at 47 - 50°
Only 33 cases produced.
This year we made the Adore Rosé in the style of a Provence rosé using more Grenache and less Pinot Noir so why not reverse the method for a second rosé? Tickled Pink is a darker Marsannay or Cote de Nuits style of Burgundian Rosé. Less lean or fatter than the lean Provence style. Tickled Pink is a blend of Pinot Noir Rosé and Grenache Rosé and was bottled unfiltered to maintain its delicate flavors.
The grapes are whole cluster pressed directly into a ferment tank, avoiding skin maceration and produced as a delicate pink wine. As the process progresses some skins are removed and the resultant wine is aged for about 11 months in neutral French oak Burgundy barrels.