2015 Dry Rosé

91 Points/ Finalist/ Great Value

Ultimate Wine Challenge, 2016

90 Points

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Gold Medal

Dan Berger International Wine Competition, 2016

Gold Medal

New York Wine & Food Classic, 2016

89 Points

Wine Advocate

Silver Medal

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, 2016

A classic representation of the style Finger Lakes rosés have become known for.  Delightful on a warm afternoon as a refreshing aperitif, and transitions easily to the dinner table.

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Print Wine Notes
Wine Type:Rosé
Varietal:Cabernet Franc
Varietal Composition:
100%Cabernet Franc
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/16/2015
Acid:7.8 g/L
Residual Sugar:0.6%
Alcohol %:12.5%

Tasting Notes

Fresh and lively, food-friendly, and full of fruit. This zippy Rosé greets you with notes of blooming cherry blossoms and bright berries. The fruit character focuses on stone fruits and citrus, with a clear mineral delineation on the palate all the way through a bright and dry finale. This wine has been noted as a classic, Old World expression of rosé.

Winemaker Notes

Between 10/16 and 10/20/15, 35.1 tons of Cabernet Franc were harvested, crushed, destemmed, soaked overnight, and pressed the next day yielding 6683 gallons with a chemistry of 20.8 Brix, a TA of 6.0 g/L and a pH of 3.50.

The juice was settled overnight, racked off the juice lees, and inoculated with Rhone 4600 yeast.  Fermentation lasted for 12 days at 60°F-64°F. The wine was chilled to 40°F to cold-stabilize and was then heat-stabilized.  Bottling was started in January and continued into February.

2650 cases were produced.

Food Pairing

This wine provides mouth-watering acidity to pierce through a heavier protein such as charred steak, but can play a more reserved role when paired with delicate options such as creamy-tomato shrimp. On those bright days, feel free to experiment with a Frisée salad with fresh garden beets, sprouts, gorgonzola and balsamic vinaigrette.

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