Gilbert Cellars Pét-Nat Rosé 2022, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, WA
This sparkling Pét-Nat rosé is made from Grenache and has bright aromatics and a fruit-forward palate.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Wahluke Slope
REGION: Columbia Valley
VINEYARD: 24 K Vineyard
SOIL: Clay loam
PRACTICE: Organic farming
VINIFICATION: Hand-picked in October, crushed, destemmed, soaked on skins for 6 hours. Pressed, transferred to stainless steel, cold-settled for 72 hours, racked off the gross lees. Fermented for 2 weeks at 58º, bottled at 1.5º Brix, primary fermentation finished in-bottle, aged on fine lees until January disgorging.
STYLE: Sparkling (Ancestral Method)
COLOR: Pale pink
PRIMARY AROMAS: Wild strawberry, guava
FLAVOR: Stone fruit, delicate carbonation
FORMAT: 750 ml
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Gilbert Cellars is a family-run winery in Yakima, Washington, focusing on handcrafted, small batches of authentic Washington wines, with a strong sense of community and hospitality. With a deep, five generations-old connection to the Yakima Valley farming land (and its own 8,200-foot Gilbert Peak!), the Gilbert family and their partners dedicate their energies and skills to create wines that celebrate the terroir and the communities in it.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD:
24K VINEYARD (ORGANICALLY FARMED)
Planted by Curtiss and Cragg Gilbert in 2007, 24K presides just a few miles from the Doc. An alfalfa farm in its past life, this vineyard got its name from its location in Mattawa at the corner of 24th and K streets (though we do hope to find gold there one of these days…).
Here, Grenache and Mourvèdre vines grow in soil subtly finer than the Doc’s—more loam than sand, and higher in clay content. As of 2012, most of the vines are starting to realize their varietal characteristics. So far, they show amazing potential for producing deeply structured wines with bright, highly aromatic fruit.
ABOUT THE LABEL:
The rugged summit of Gilbert Peak is as mighty as our commitment to the agricultural lands of Washington State. Five generations of family farming in the Yakima Valley have inspired us to share the unique wines that are born of this place. It is here, among wine, music and friends, that our community takes shape—nourished by the glacial waters of the Tieton River, outlined by rows of vineyards, and fed by spirited gatherings that celebrate the bounty of this beautiful landscape.