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2018 Balverne Reserve Rose

2018 Balverne Reserve Rose
Russian River Valley

This delicate wine offers aromatics reminiscent of tangerine, ripe watermelon and strawberries.  Very fruity on the palate, the crisp acidity delivers a refreshing finish and a perfect pairing for a variety of food options.  Try this Rosé with a fresh goat cheese salad or with shrimp, crab and lobster.  Be careful, though . . . it’s so refreshing that on a hot day you’ll be reaching for that second bottle in no time!

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SKU: BV.RO.PN.18
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Acid
6.82 g/L
pH
3.26
Residual Sugar
1 g/L
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This delicate wine offers aromatics reminiscent of tangerine, ripe watermelon, and strawberries. Very fruity on the palate, the crisp acidity delivers a refreshing finish and a perfect pairing for a variety of food options. Try this Rosé with a fresh goat cheese salad or with shrimp, crab, and lobster. Be careful, though . . . it’s so refreshing that on a hot day you’ll be reaching for that second bottle in no time!
Vineyard Notes
The Russian River Valley appellation, with its cooler summer temperatures, is a great area for growing very flavorful Pinot Noir. A long, cool ripening period allows for a slow and complete maturation of flavor compounds within the grapes which accentuates red fruit notes in the wine. The Muscat grown on the Estate ripens earlier than many other varietals, encouraging citrus and floral character
Winemaker Notes
Most of the juice used to craft this elegant Rosé was obtained via the saignée process. Pinot Noir grapes were harvested at night, at the peak of ripeness, and immediately delivered to the winery. There, they were gently destemmed and the must was transferred to tank. After about 20 hours of soaking the juice on the skins to extract just the right amount of color and flavor, juice was separated from the skins and fermented at 50oF. After fermentation was complete, both the saignéed Pinot and the Muscat were racked into neutral French oak barrels before being blended then bottled on February 14th. The result is a light pink colored, fruit-forward zesty wine best enjoyed chilled.
Food Pairing Notes
Try this Rosé with a fresh goat cheese salad or with shrimp, crab, and lobster.
Production
115 Cases Produced
Product Reviews
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Paula
(May 7, 2019 at 12:03 PM)
I've always loved NVE's Rose's, but this one has to be the best one they have ever made!

Fruity and acidic, perfectly balanced.

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