* 2020 Home Block Pinot Noir Rosé Organic
In 2020, we harvested the Pinot Noir for Rosé over two picks, the first pick captured more of the herbaceous, grapefruit and watermelon flavours. The second pick adds classic Rosé notes of strawberries and cream. After picking, we crushed the grapes with stems, then added them into the press where they sat in contact with the skins for about 60 minutes before being pressed. Following fermentation the wine was aged for 3 months on the lees in Stainless steel and concrete tanks to add depth and roundness to the finished wine.
The 2020 growing season kicked off with periods of unusually cold and wet weather, which carried over into the early spring and contributed to a marginal fruit set. The cool spring progressed to a beautiful Okanagan summer, with consistently warm weather without any severe heat spikes. Perfect fall conditions followed, with warm days, minimal precipitation, and cool nights, producing beautifully balanced wines with intense fruit character.