Tuesday, June 8, 2010

PINK FIDDLE PINOT NOIR ROSÉ 2007


Somehow, this wine stayed in the rack for about two years.  I think we may have been saving it for an occasion when one of several of our friends was here to help us drink it.  Whatever the reason, it has been in the rack since we bought several bottles of it.  This is the last remaining, so now it's time to think about a trip toFiddlehead Cellars to get more.

Pinot Noir is the grape here.  It's not a saignée, or early juice bleed from a red wine.  This pink is no by-product.  It's made this way, dry and delicious.  The grapes are from the Fiddlestix Vineyard.

Pink Fiddle is a great summertime wine.  It reminds me a lot of a rosada with its deep hue, almost too deep to call pink.  The nose has strawberry, raspberry and ripe melons jumping right out of the glass.  The taste features a cranberry edge to the strawberry and a very nice acidity.  I tried it with some roasted turnips my wife prepared, and it was a great match.  It paired well with a handful of peanuts, too.