Ransom Wines & Spirits 2017 Rosato Frizzante Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills
Item Number: 11798
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Crown Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.7
Total Acidity: 6.3 g/L
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Case Production: 98
Eola-Amity Hills Vineyard Sources:
JMD Vineyard: Own-rooted Pommard and Wadenswil clones planted in 1988; 730 feet elevation; certified organic
Cattrall Vineyard: Own-rooted Wadenswil and Upright clones planted in 1973 and 1979; 750 feet elevation; certified organic
Vintage Notes: A snowy winter gave way to a relatively cool and wet spring. Bud break in Oregon started in mid-April, resulting in the utterance of the word “normal” by winemakers around the Willamette Valley for the first time in years. A cool month of June pushed the bloom window to right around the summer solstice, coinciding with a warming event that produced complete flowering and an excellent fruit set. In July, August, and early September, the weather was hot and dry. A mid-September cooling trend slowed ripening at the final moments, allowing for additional hang time and flavor development while keeping the grapes in perfect balance until harvest began in early October.
Winemaking Notes: The juice was saignéed from destemmed Pinot Noir fruit and settled. The juice was then racked to tanks where it fermented in small lots using BRG and Vin13 strain yeasts for sixty days at low temperatures. Fermentation was halted using a chiller, and the wine was racked, blended, lightly bentonite fined, filtered, reinoculated, and bottled. This sparkling wine contains some natural sediment; it was not disgorged nor had a dosage added.
Tasting Notes: An elegant yet exuberant sparkling wine carefully crafted with an eye towards varietal expression in the ancestral method (without disgorgement or dosage), Ransom’s Rosato Frizzante opens with fresh, pretty aromatics of strawberry and apple blossom. On the palate, fine effervescence lifts pure, bright flavors of crushed summer berries and watermelon. The wine delivers terroir-driven acidity and creamy, sur lie character with notes of wild rose on the finish.