' Fullerton Wines - 2017 Three Otters Rosé

2017 Three Otters Rosé

A floral nose of strawberry and watermelon, with the palate echoing these flavors along with green apple and lemon. Drink chilled when refreshment is needed.

Purchase

$20.00 per Bottle
 

Description

The story of how this wine is made stems from the 2012 harvest. Alex and Eric Fullerton couldn’t decide on the style of rosé they wanted to make. Since they couldn’t agree, they decided to have a friendly competition and made two separate rosés to see whose would be better. Though they were destined to be bottled separately, Alex got curious and tried blending the two. Voila! The sum was better than the parts. He called Eric over to the winery, and both agreed the two wines should be blended. A tradition was born. Alex now makes one rosé that is whole cluster pressed and tank fermented, yielding a very crisp and light colored wine, while Eric crafts his rosé by fermenting 2-4 days on the skins before moving the remainder of the fermentation to neutral barrels, which yields a darker and fuller-bodied wine. The two wines are then blended to taste, delivering a crisp, fresh rosé with wonderful structure.

Ratings

90 points - International Wine Report
A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Pinot Gris, this opens with a bouquet of rose petals, ripe red cherry and strawberry. Wonderfully balanced and poised, with strong acidity, the wine showcases guava puree, strawberry and rose water flavors. This is a serious Rosé from Fullerton.
#17 Best Rosé in the World 2018, Vinepair

Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2017
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Oregon
Acid 5.6 g/L
PH 4.45
Aging 50% stainless steel, 50% neutral French oak
Alcohol % 12.7
Size 750 ml