2011 Dry Rosé

87 Points

Wine Enthusiast, 2012

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Wine Type:Rosé Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Franc
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/25/2011
Acid:7.7 g/L
Bottling Date:02/02/2012
Residual Sugar:.4%
Alcohol %:11.5%

Tasting Notes

Pale salmon in color with an intense bouquet of lilac, strawberries and a hint of chamomile. Grapefruit mingles with candied lemon peel on the palate, leading to a silky and lingering floral finish.

Winemaker Notes

The Cabernet Franc for the Rosé came from our newer vineyard, CF2. 8.6 tons were harvested from the CF2 vineyard on 10/25/11, and the lugs were put into a refrigerated truck to chill before crushing. They were crushed and de-stemmed on 10/28/11, and pumped to a chilled tank to cold soak for 3 days before pressing. The grapes had a harvest chemistry of 20.2 Brix, 8.6 g/L TA, and a pH of 3.10. The juice fermented at for 8 days, and then was coldstabilized. A second lot of CF2 grapes was harvested on 10/29/11, crushed and de-stemmed, and left in the press to cold soak overnight. It was pressed the following morning, giving juice with chemistry of 20 Brix, 7.2 total acidity, and a pH of 3.19. The juice fermented for 8 days and then was cold-stabilized.

Food Pairing

Best served slightly chilled, Rosé is well suited to grilled sausages or shrimp and summer vegetables. It is a harmonious match to a bouillabaisse, mushroom and liver paté.

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