Our Saignée – meaning the first flush of juice ‘bled’ off, rather than pressed out, of fermented grapes – is a pretty deliberate commentary on the evolution of our views on rosé, with heartfelt inspiration taken from Eric Pfiffering’s L’Anglore Tavel Rosé. Where we used to tend toward rosé in the blush, lean Provence-esque style, our thoughts on the matter have taken a turn. What we now look for is really better seen as a very pale red, a wine that can stand up to bigger food dishes and, despite its bloom of youth, offers more opportunity for consideration. The alchemy that comes with a few extra days on skin takes our Saignée beyond strawberries-and-cream into the super-ripe strawberry realm, with quince paste complexity on the back palate. Reflective of what is going on in our winery (in our lives) with a bit more maturity and clearer head space, this wine sings springtime for adults.
100% Lenswood Pinot Noir. Bled off after 72 hours. Fermented in steel.