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EST Swirl Willamette Valley Rosé

$39.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 88% Pinot Noir and 12% Sauvignon Blanc

EST Swirl Willamette Valley Rosé is a co-ferment of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc grown by Meredith Bell. After being hand-harvested, the Pinot Noir grapes remained on skins for 48 hours prior to a long and hard pressing. The juice settled overnight and then was racked into a fermenter with the whole Sauvignon Blanc berries. The ferment remained under a submerged cap for 18 days prior to a final pressing. The wine was then aged in neutral french oak barrels for ten months, prior to hand bottling. It has the traditional earthy, forest floor components that you find with Pinot Noir balanced out by the fruity floral notes from the Sauvignon Blanc. You can almost feel the forest of giant trees that surround the vineyard. This is one of those wines that you just want to sit back and sip marveling in the unique flavors.

Song: Round and Round by RATT

Additional information

NATTINESS

Super Natty

FRUIT

Cranberry, Lemon, Red Berries

BODY

Light-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Light

ALCOHOL

12-13%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Chilled Whites and Rosés (48°–52°)

SULFUR

Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About EST Swirl Willamette Valley Rosé

EST Swirl Willamette Valley Rosé is a co-ferment of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc grown by Meredith Bell. After being hand-harvested, the Pinot Noir grapes
remained on skins for 48 hours prior to a long and hard pressing. The juice settled overnight and then was racked into a fermenter with the whole Sauvignon Blanc berries. The ferment remained under a submerged cap for 18 days prior to a final pressing. The wine was then aged in neutral french oak barrels for ten months, prior to hand bottling. It has the traditional earthy, forest floor components that you find with Pinot Noir balanced out by the fruity floral notes from the Sauvignon Blanc. You can almost feel the forest of giant trees that surround the vineyard. This is one of those wines that you just want to sit back and sip marveling in the unique flavors.

About Statera Cellars

Statera Cellars is owned and operated by two friends, Meredith Bell and Luke Wylde. Their mission is to make delicious, honest Chardonnay from the most distinct vineyards in their region. They are the first winery in the Willamette Valley to exclusively make Chardonnay—they love the grape and want to showcase its potential and diversity in the Pacific Northwest. Their wines are made using natural and traditional winemaking practices, resulting in wines that are compelling and markedly alive. All of their fruit is sourced from vineyards with whom they have long-term contracts, sometimes empowering these growers to transition to organics while ensuring that all of the workers associated with their project are paid a living wage.

Both Luke and Meredith make a bit of wine on their own in addition to the wines they coproduce for Statera.

Meredith produces EST. She believes that wine is made in the vineyard, through meticulous and conscientious farming. All wines come from their four-acre vineyard in Clackamas County, in the eastern Willamette Valley, co-farmed by Meredith. Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc were planted in 1982 on their own roots grown in deep Jory soil. The low-intervention winemaking allows the vineyard to speak through the wine. With nothing added, except for SO2, and nothing is taken away, both time and placemark EST wines.

Lares is a form of creative exploration for Luke. This small label gives them the space to lean on what they’ve learned over the years and to create new things because of that experience. Ultimately, they want to make wine in their own way, in a style that’s not dictated by representations of anything but their own curiosity. Working with grapes that are either new to them as a winemaker or using them in ways unfamiliar to my winemaking acumen.