Easily one of the best examples of Domestic rose, Big Table Farm is one of our favorite Oregon wineries. Their careful, small-scale, and sustainable approach is something many could learn from and the source of some of the most amazing Domestic Pinots and Chardonnays. The current release of rose is as good as any rose of Pinot Noir we have ever tasted. Serious and deep in color, this is as much red wine as Rose. Made using direct pressed fruit, place on top of whole berries left to soak and slowly ferment, then pressed and transferred to neutral barrels. The Laughing Pig is always fermented dry, going through malolactic fermentation, and never filtered. Loads of red fruits, orange zest, red flowers give way to a fresh yet intense rose with red fruits on the palate with nuances of apricot, cranberry, and liquid minerals. This is not a cheap summer quaff, but a serious Rose that is on par with some great Burgundian examples like PYCM. An excellent wine to be enjoyed slowly with charcuterie on a warm day.