past vintages of laughing pig pinot noir rosé


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2016 Laughing Pig Rosé

129 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
alc 14.3%

We made the 2016 rose with a Saigné that was placed on top of an equal amount of fruit and allowed to soak and slowly start to ferment for several days. This was then pressed and transferred to neutral barrels. As we have always done, the 2016 LPR was fermented to dryness with malolatic complete and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The 2016 vintage was almost a repeat of 14 and 15 but with a smaller crop load – smaller berries and clusters meant less saigné was needed so consequently we made significantly less rosé. This wine has energy and nerve beyond belief, red raspberry and floral on the nose and into the palette that continues for seemingly forever. Only 129 cases bottled and I am reserving a couple to keep me company in the garden throughout the summer.

scores—
93 points — International Wine Report
92 points — PinotFile


2015 Laughing Pig Rosé

480 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$28 (inquire for availablilty)
alc 14.3%

The 2015 Laughing Pig Rosé has notes of strawberry and spice on the nose. The mid -palate has a perfectly balanced weight of cherry pie and a bit of umami, which is followed by a zing of acidity that waters the mouth ready for another sip or whatever food is at hand. Versatility is the name.

We made the 2015 rosé with a Saigné that was placed on top of an equal amount of whole cluster fruit and allowed to soak and slowly start to ferment for several days. This was then pressed and transferred to neutral barrels. As we have always done, the 2015 LPR was fermented to dryness with malolatic complete and bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

scores—
91 points — Josh Raynolds — Vinous


2014 Laughing Pig Rosé

415 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$26 (sold out)

This wine has lots of fruit on the nose and a super rich palet of strawberry and tart cherry that linger into a crisp finish.

Great as a sipper by itself, but as always dry rose never has a problem accompanying a wide variety of fare.

We made the 2014 rose with a Saigné that was placed on top of an equal amount of fruit and allowed to soak and slowly start to ferment for several days. This was then pressed and transferred to neutral barrels. As we have always done, the 2014 LPR was fermented to dryness with malolatic complete and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The color of this rose is particularly beautiful with a great balance of lush fruit and a little spice which leads you into a rich mouth feel. A beautiful and balanced wine!

scores-
92 points- Josh Raynolds- Vinous


2013 Laughing Pig Rosé

266 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$26 (sold out)

The Laughing Pig Rosé is dry and delicious but refined and beautiful. Great as a sipper by itself, and, as always, our dry rosé accompanies a wide variety of fare.

We made the 2013 rosé with Saigné that was placed on top of the fruit and allowed to soak and slowly ferment for several days. This was then pressed and transferred to neutral barrels.

The 2013 LPR was fermented to dryness with malolactic complete and bottled unfined and unfiltered. A beautiful and balanced wine!


2012 Laughing Pig Rosé

54 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$26 (sold out)

This rosé has a floral nose of rose petals and orange blossoms, and a rich palette of strawberry and tart cherry that lingers into a crisp finish.

Great as a sipper by itself, but as always, dry rosé never has a problem accompanying a wide variety of fare.

We made the 2012 rose with 50% Saigné that was placed on top of an equal amount of fruit and allowed to soak and slowly ferment for several days. This was then pressed and transferred to neutral barrels. As we have always done, the 2012 LPR was fermented to dryness with malolactic complete and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The color of this rose is particularly beautiful with a great balance of lush fruit and a little spice which leads you into a rich mouth feel. A beautiful and balanced wine!


2011 Laughing Pig Rosé

190 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$24 (sold out)

The vintage was as cool as 2010, so the chemistry numbers were very similar, but a dry September created riper skins and seeds than 2010. We experienced few vineyard issues due to the diligence and hard work of our growers. The significant difference from 10 to 11 was the size of the clusters. 2011 clusters were huge, and I knew that Saigné was needed in order to make our red wines as good as possible.

This meant that the Laughing Pig Rose would smile back into our lives. I only had one lot that I did not bleed. The juice from the other lots was placed on top of an equal amount of fruit and allowed to soak and ferment for several days. This was then pressed and transferred to neutral barrels where the wine still lives.

As with our other wines, the 2011 LPR has been fermented to dryness and malolactic complete. It was bottled without fining or filtration.

Aromatics of strawberry, toast and a little spice lead you into a rich mouth feel. The fruit lingers on the finish while your mouth waters slightly from a pleasing core of acidity.


2007 and 2009 Laughing Pig Rosé

90 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
(sold out)

This rosé separates itself from most by being barrel fermented to dryness with malolactic fermentation completed. The wine was then blended and bottled.

The barrel fermentation and sur lie aging give underlying complexity to the rich fruit on the nose and a well structured wine with a crisp finish.

Due to its process being more “old world” in style this wine will continue to evolve like a well made white wine.


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