It’s Rosé Time

Sunshine, it’s here. It’s indeed Rosé time! Visit to taste the new 2013 Luminous Hills Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir Aura, & Rosé of Cabernet Franc. On June 21, the summer solstice promises the 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir. Three wines perfect for summer bliss!

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The 2013 vintage was peculiar in its extremes, with a very warm summer and a cold wet finish to the season. Luminous Hills is a late ripening site, and this benefited all the wines made here from this vintage, particularly the Rosé, where we were able to hang through and past the heavy late September rains without damage or dilution to the fruit, arriving at the other side of the storms with more restrained and balanced wines, but still with the rich imprint of the summer. We’ve given this wine the special name Aura because, like the Lux and Astra, it is a distinct expression of the Luminous Hills vineyard drawn from designated portions of the vineyard, in this case 70% from the Pommard block and 30% from the 667 block. Not the byproduct of another wine, this wine is from blocks that are farmed for rosé, picked separately, macerated for eight days at very cool temperatures, then pressed off into neutral French oak barrels where it is fermented and aged for six months.