Swick - Years Combined
A three year blend of direct press rose barrels from 2017, 2018, and 2019. Pinot Noir from grown on sandy loam from the Willamette Valley in Oregon at 600 feet elevation. Syrah and Malbec grown on sandy loam in Yakima, Washington in the Columbia Valley at 1600 feet elevation. Grapes were direct pressed and fermented separately using native yeast. Ferments are worked by foot one to two times a day with no temp control then aged in neutral French oak barrels for 3 months, 14 months, and 28 months. Blended before bottling. A small sulfur addition before bottling is the only addition to this wine. No filtration.
“Beach season!” – Joe Swick
Grapes: Pinot Noir, Malbec, Syrah
Style: Rose Wine
Alcohol Content: 13% Alcohol by Volume
Appellation: Columbia Valley AVA, Willamette Valley AVA
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soils: Sandy Loam
Elevation: 600–1600 feet
Vinification: Direct pressed. Native yeast. Fermented separately and blended. Ferments are gently worked by foot 1-2 times a day. No temp control.
Aging: Aged separately in neutral French oak barrels for 3 months, 14 months, and 28 months. Blended before bottling.
About the Winemaker:
Swick Wines is based in Newberg, Oregon on the northern end of the Willamette Valley. Our focus is on producing terroir driven, additive free wines from organically farmed sites throughout Oregon (Willamette Valley) and Washginton (Columbia Valley).