Casas del Bosque Pinot Noir Rosé 2020
Pale pink color reminiscent of onion skin. Delicately fruity with hints of strawberries, watermelon and wet stone. Bone dry, with ample body and refreshing acidity. Ideally served at 41 – 46ºF with smoked fish, fresh goat cheese salad, vegetable tempura or sushi.
90 points by Patricio Tapia – Descorchados
This single vineyard Rosé is made with Pinot Noir grapes planted on the coolest, westernmost reaches of the Casablanca Valley. Grown on hillside blocks facing from north-east to north-west, the vines were planted between 2006 and 2008 and have now reached maturity. Crop levels are an average of 5 tons per hectare (2.2 tons per acre). After a particularly dry year (where luckily the spring frosts did not have a noticeable impact in that part of the valley), the fruit gained a lot of concentration, which was gently rounded by the barrel fermentation, without losing the freshness and acidity inherent to the Casablanca terroir. The fruit is harvested by hand and the whole bunches are pressed directly, with the resulting juices left to cold settle overnight in steel tanks. After that, they are racked and inoculated with a selection of special yeasts. Once fermentations starts, the must is transferred to used French oak barrels to complete fermentation. The wine is then sulfured and racked back to tanks and kept on its fine lees
until ready for filtration and bottling. 1,650 cases were produced.