Swick Wines, Rosé of Pinot Noir
Wine Maker: Joe Swick
Country: USA, Oregon
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Grape: Pinot Noir
Soil: Alluvial and basalt
Tasting Notes: Zingy black cherry and raspberry, finish is dry and sharp with a clean fresh acidity.
About the process
Grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed. The grapes are direct pressed into concrete eggs where the wine ferments for about 8 months. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered with a small addition of sulfur.
About the Winemaker
Joe Swick is a 5th generation Oregonian, born and raised in Portland. He got into the wine business working as a shipping/receiving clerk working at a specialty organic food store in Portland, where he was able to taste a lot of different wines and meet a lot of Oregonian winemakers. He worked his first harvest in 2003 in Oregon, and from then until 2012 he worked 15 different harvests, traveling all over the world as far as Tasmania, France, Portugal, and Italy. Joe returned to Oregon in 2013 to start Swick Wines in the Willamette Valley. He works only with sustainable or organically farmed vineyards that are not irrigated, from cooler climate locations. Many of the wines have zero sulfur added, a direction Joe is excited to continue pursuing.