2017 Antiquum Farm Pinot Gris Rose 'aurosa' (Orange Wine) Willamette ValleyPinot Gris / Pinot Grigio from United States
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"Aurosa is an intriguing wine of uncommon methodology. I grow the pinot gris for this wine more like a high end pinot noir, employing more sun exposure to the clusters and sho...
"Aurosa is an intriguing wine of uncommon methodology. I grow the pinot gris for this wine more like a high end pinot noir, employing more sun exposure to the clusters and shoot positioning throughout the growing season. This ensures a thickening of the skins and allows a fuller spectrum of flavor and aromatic development. Conversely, the yields are elevated to increase acidity, repress sugars, and lengthen hang time. The increased crop loads helps to retain a framework of minerality and acidity.
The fruit is gently crushed and left on the skins for 24 hours before harvesting the free run. Aurosa is barrel fermented, and rests on lees for 5 months to build layers of texture and intrigue.
Aurosa showcases a charming light golden rose color and unique hibiscus tea and rose hip tones. Slight wisps of lavender, violets, and tea rose intermingle with citrus, river stone, and steel. A layered texture compliments the dancing lacework of this intriguing pinot gris." - Winery