Rosé of Pinot Noir – Foster Vineyard
100% Pinot Noir from Foster Vineyard. The grapes were picked in the cool of the night and whole-cluster pressed to create a rosé of exceptional balance. Light pink color. Lean and dry with aromas ranging from tangerine, grapefruit, strawberry and roses. 13.5% alcohol.
Foster Vineyard was planted in the early 2000’s. It is located in the Russian River Valley, which lies at the geographical heart of Sonoma County and is best known for its Pinot Noir. The soil type is Huichica loam. The fog rolls in from the Pacific Ocean and layers the valley, causing diurnal temperature swings of 35 degrees. The warm days and cool nights extend the maturity and allow the fruit to reach their optimal flavor development.
About the Producer
Winemaker Alexandre Remy hails from Rennes, France. He holds a master’s degree in food science from the University of Montpellier. His desire to make wine took him to Marlborough, Victoria and Napa Valley.
Sustainability: Alexandre is committed to sustainability, from the vineyards all the way to the labels. Starting with the 2015 vintage, all wines are bottled with Diam Corks, a company that not only has an amazing environmental policy and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®, but also guarantees closures that are cork taint free. For the vinification, Alexandre partners with wineries that are within 50 miles of where the grapes are grown. The barrels used are made from French oak staves but are assembled right here in the USA. Finally, Alexandre works exclusively with warehouses that support The Green Initiative Fund.