Scribe Winery 2018 Rose of Pinot Noir Petillant Naturel, Sonoma Valley
Item Number: 12643
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Sonoma Valley
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Pathi Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Crown Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Total Acidity: 8.4 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Haire gravelly loam
Vineyard Notes: All the Pinot Noir that made it into the Scribe Rosé Pétillant Naturel comes from Pathi Vineyard off of Burndale Road just a mile down the road from the Scribe farm. The vineyard is a 4-acre site planted to Pinot Noir clone 777 on Haire gravelly loam. Pathi’s proximity to the San Pablo Bay and oncoming winds through the Petaluma Gap provide for a temperature moderating effect for the Pinot Noir grapes during the warm summer months.
Vintage Notes: After several years of drought and the North Bay fires at the end of the 2017 harvest, the 2018 vintage was a welcome return to “normal.” The winter was cool and with steady rainfall that delayed bud break by about 3-4 weeks compared to the previous years of drought and irregularly warm winters. The flowering period had a minimal amount of rain and wind, which provided for nearly ideal fruit set. The rest of the growing season included cool and foggy mornings that allowed for the grapes to ripen slowly. Scribe had their longest harvest to date starting on August 22nd and ending on October 30th.
Winemaking Notes: Native fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then bottled on November 9th with 14.2 g/L of residual sugar. Fermentation finished in bottle over the following weeks. No disgorgement was necessary.
Tasting Notes: The Scribe Pét Nat Rosé is bright and fruity, with notes of ruby grapefruit, orange peel and green pineapple.
About Scribe: Scribe Winery produces vibrant, terrior-driven wine in Sonoma, California. The winery is managed by fourth generation California farmers and brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani. Andrew and Adam believe that the best wines are a result of a healthy relationship between man and nature, and that a vineyard managed in harmony with the greater ecosystem results in more site-specific wines that represent a sense of time and place.