Hope Well 'Tuesday's Child' Rosé Eola-Amity Hills 2021

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Hope Well 'Tuesday's Child' Rosé Eola-Amity Hills 2021
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Country USA
Region Oregon
Appellation/Sub-Region Eola-Amity Hills
Grapes Pinot Noir
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Organically Grown, Low Intervention/Natural Wine

“Weeds? I don’t use that word,” said Mimi Casteel, owner/viticulturist/winemaker of Oregon’s Hope Well Wine, in a 2017 article in The New York Times. “The only invasive species is homo sapiens.” The daughter of Bethel Heights Vineyard proprietors Ted Casteel and Pat Dudley, Casteel grew up with heels dug into the same Eola-Amity Hills soils as gnarly pinot noir and chardonnay vines, a childhood that no doubt planted the seed (pun intended) for a lifelong respect of viticulture and the natural world. After earning an MS in Forest Ecology, working as a botanist in the backcountry of Oregon and overhauling the farming approach at her family’s property, she launched Hope Well in 2015 on an 80-acre site, cultivating extensive gardens, orchards and livestock adjacent to 20 acres of vineyards, creating incredible, compelling wine and becoming a leading voice for what has become known as regenerative agriculture. This special rosé comes from her final vintage at that estate (she’s since moved to a smaller set up). Made from just a few rows of ripe, organically farmed pinot noir, the grapes spent 48 hours on skins at ambient temperature before going to the press and spending time in neutral oak. The resulting wine is textural, fulsome and demanding of attention, with bright and juicy berry flavors accented by a smart spice. Organically grown, low-intervention/natural wine.