The 2022 Olivet Lane Rose of Pinot Noir erupts from the glass with aromas of guava, kiwi, lilac, and river stones. On the pallet, alpine strawberry and lychee are prominent, sitting round on the front of the tongue. Yuzu and pink grapefruit highlight the bright finish
The Olivet Lane Vineyard, named for the mature olive trees lining the entrance, has been faithfully tended by the Pellegrini family for over 40 years. This prime Russian River Valley property is now expertly managed by 4th generation, Alexia Pellegrini. Originally an apple and plum orchard, the 70-acre property on West Olivet Road in Santa Rosa was purchased by the Pellegrini family in 1973. This prime Russian River Valley property was converted to a vineyard in 1975 with the planting of Pinot noir and Chardonnay.
As has become gospel here at the winery regarding Rose, the 2022 Olivet Lane Rose of Pinot Noir is foot treaded, followed by a ~2 hour soak on the skins in the press in order to absorb some color from the skins. Our years of honing press programming allows for optimally heightened aromas and the absence of bitter phenols on the finish of the wine. Following pressing, the wine is stabulated by holding the juice on gross lees at 38 degrees F and mixing twice a day with dry ice for a week before racking off of the solids before fermentation. Stabulation provides two essential services for this wine, first of all it will drop out a bit of unstable color which will eventually brown in the wine, second, it will drop out some of the heavier red fruited flavors which may stand in the way of the more subtle tones produced by our utilization of a common Gewurztraminer yeast, keeping the wine floral and white fruit toned. The Rose is then tank fermented and aged before bottling in December.
Food Pairing Notes
Elote salad, seared salmon with lemon