SOLD OUT 2018 Loop de Loop Nor’Wester Rosé $20

The Vineyards: A blend of Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills; Cabernet Franc from Washington’s Rattlesnake hills, this is a rosé of the Northwest. This is the Rosé version of our little Vin de Soif, Romeo Red. These wines were influenced by our trip to the Loire Valley a few summers back and all the charming bistro wines we found there.

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Wines available for local pickup at the Southeast Wine Collective on SE 35th and Division or for local delivery. Feel free to mix and match. One case order minimum for delivery. 

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In the Cellar: Picked at separate times we only half-filled the barrels with the Cab Franc initially, and then blended the pinot, in barrel, for a co-fermented wine. Both varietals were only gently macerated and left on their skins for a short few hours before direct pressing. The wild yeasts that came in on the fruit from the vineyards kicked off a long, cool fermentation — which ensured preservation the fruit’s pretty aromatics. After 4 months, the fermentation was finally complete and we bottled at the end of March in 2019.

The Vintage:  the spring and summer were very dry and warm; however, we didn’t suffer from any serious heat spikes and a cool autumn extended the vintage. That allowed grapes to hang and develop complex flavors on the vine while retaining fresh acidity.