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Home >> Other >> 2011 Ultramarine Rose Charles Heintz Vineyard
2011 Ultramarine Rose Charles Heintz Vineyard
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Size=750 ml, ST[92]

"The 2011 Rosé of Pinot Noir Charles Heintz Vineyard is done with skin contact, which is known as saignée in the production of Champagne. The tropical signatures of Heinz contrast the deep red-tinted fruit in an exotic sparkling wine that takes Pinot into uncharted territory. The 2011 is sweet, perfumed and also oily, signatures that are often found in the Chardonnays this vineyard is best known for. My impression is that a rosé d'assemblage (where small amounts of still Pinot are added to a base of Chardonnay) might be better suited to this site, so I am not at all surprised to learn that going forward this wine will be done as a Blanc de Noirs. The fruit here is compelling, but the winemaking isn't perfectly tuned in to the site...yet. Still, the 2011 will give readers valuable insights into the mind of one of California's most innovative producers. Dosage is 6 grams per liter." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2016)