White rose, orange peel, kumquat, lemon cucumber aromas burst from the glass. This wine’s luxurious texture provides a perfect platform for a provision of fruit flavors, including golden kiwi, tangerine, honeydew and Charentais melons. Enjoy within the next two years for optimal results.
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. Approximately 20 of the 58 acres are planted singularly to the Martini selection of Pinot Noir, a clone now considered as an “heirloom” clone.. The Olivet Lane Vineyard is situated in the heart of the Russian River Valley’s low-lying Laguna de Santa Rosa Plain region, distinguished by the maritime fog influence sweeping up from the Pacific through the Petaluma Gap to the South. The cool climate extends the growing season, creating the opportunity for the grapes to ripen slowly and reach their full flavor potential while retaining their natural acidity, producing wines that are elegant and age-worthy.
Fruit for this Rose was foot treaded and allowed to sit on the skins for 2 hours in the press, in order to absorb some color. Using our unique press cycle, juice is gently pressed from the fruit, limiting the bitter phenolics which may come at the end of a standard pressing. Stabulation was executed for one week in order to promote round texture and tropical flavors. Cold fermented, the yeast used for our Olivet Lane Rose is more commonly used for Riesling and Gewurtztraminer, and in Rose promotes great florality and delicate fruit flavors.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine is wonderful with salads and medium soft cheeses, for something different, try it with grilled peach halves topped with ricotta cheese and fresh basil.