What we’re drinking this weekend: Helioterra Pinot Noir Rosé




Helioterra Rose' from http://roux44.com

It’s Friday. The sky is cornflower blue, a gentle breeze is blowing and it’s a perfect 75 degrees. It’s a lovely spring day, which means it’s also a cause for celebration here in Portland.  The weather is rarely this idyllic this time of year. They don’t call it June-uary for nothing.

So we’re celebrating our good fortune with a wine that’s as gorgeous as the weather, and as Portland as can be. Helioterra is an urban winery in town, and winemaker Anne Hubatch makes some of the most delicious, elegant, eminently sippable wines we’ve ever had — and she does it just two miles away from the studio.

This rosé is made from pinot noir grapes grown in the nearby Willamette Valley. Its juicy berry notes come in tandem with a backbone of acidity that makes the wine both refreshing to sip on the porch, as well as fabulous with food.

Plus, this wine is close to our hearts. We helped Anne bottle it earlier this spring, and every sip brings back memories.




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