Amalie Robert Pinot In Pink Rose 2018
Pinot noir is not always robust enough of a grape to make really great rose. I usually prefer rose from sturdier grape varieties. But this bottling is an exception in every vintage. It's made with grapes grown specifically for a rose (as opposed to saingee or a red/white blend) and with a bit more skin contact than most winemakers will use, which gives it serious vinosity, a hint of grip, and real substance on the palate. It's delicious now, but will actually improve with a month or two of bottle age! By the time the summer heats up, this is going to be screaming of strawberries and cherries and be luscious.