Babbling Brook Rosé of Pinot Noir Alder Springs Vineyard 2020
This wine is affectionately named for the winemakers chatty, Rosé loving wife Brooke. In keeping with the fish theme, the winery designed a label with a stylized “Brook Trout” front and center.
On the hilly 6,000-acre Alder Springs Ranch in far northern Mendocino County, Stuart Bewley has been growing some of California's most outstanding wine grapes since 1993. He practices his patented brand of extremist viticulture on a patchwork of vineyards perched along the steep sandstone slopes of the Coast Range. The mountainous ranch is a decidedly challenging spot to cultivate grapes, but the results have been superb.
100% Clone 828 Pinot Noir
The handpicked Pinot Noir fruit was harvested early while sugars were low and acid high. The fruit was sorted, gently crushed and left to soak on its skins in the press for 30 minutes to infuse color into the juice before the pressing began. The pale juice was cold settled overnight, racked off the solids and fermented at a cool temperature in a neutral French oak Puncheon. The wine went through partial Malolactic fermentation before being bottled in late January 2020.
The 2020 Babbling Brook Rosé of Pinot Noir was fermented and aged sur-lie in a neutral French Oak Puncheons giving the wine a slippery texture. The color is a pale and pinkish copper with a nose bursting of spring white flowers. The palate is clean and crisp with flavors of white nectarine, peach, and stone. This dry and fruity wine will surprise you with its finesse and racy acidity. Enjoy our Rosé slightly under cellar temperature for maximum complexity, or chilled on a hot summer day!
- Blend100% Pinot Noir
- WinemakerCasey Stringer
- AppellationMendocino County
- VineyardAlder Springs Vineyard
- Production75 cases