Saint Gregory 2016 Pinot Noir Rose
The grapes were hand-harvested at an average of 22.5 brix, then the grapes were crushed into stainless steel tanks and left to cold soak overnight. After 24 hours of skin contact, the wine was pressed and racked back into stainless steel tanks, cold-settled, then racked off its lees and put into neutral French red Burgundy barrels and aged sur-lie for five months before bottling.
Graziano's Saint Gregory line capitalizes fully on the blending possibilities afforded by the distinct attributes and various clonal selections of Pinot Noir of each of the approved viticultural areas. They apply traditional Burgundian methods: a long fermentation in the barrel (always using new French oak barrels), stirring the lees and malolactic conversions in their white wines.