2017 Dry Rosé

90 Points

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Silver Medal

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, 2018

Silver Medal

THE Rosé Competition, 2018

This Rosé is a beautiful representation of the quality of our Cayuga Lake vineyard and the cool-climate of the Finger Lakes.

Print Wine Notes
Wine Type:Rosé
Varietal:Cabernet Franc
Varietal Composition:
100%Cabernet Franc
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Acid:8.0 g/L
Bottling Date:01/25/2018
Residual Sugar:.5%
Alcohol %:12.3%

Tasting Notes

An explosion in the glass of raspberry and white cherry underlay freshly crushed herbs, and leads to an alluring presence of strawberries and cream. The soft effervescence on the mid-palate allows the juicy cranberry finish to linger.

Winemaker Notes

22.5 tons of Cabernet Franc were machine harvested on 10/22/17, crushed and de-stemmed and soaked overnight in bins, the press, or a tank.  An additional 11.5 tons were harvested on 10/16/17, crushed and de-stemmed and soaked overnight in bins, the press, or a tank.  They were pressed the day after harvest, yielding 7413 gallons.  The juice was combined in two chilled tanks and had average chemistry of 21 Brix, a TA of 6.5 g/L and a pH of 3.15.

The juice was settled for 2 days, racked off the juice lees, and inoculated with Rhone 4600 yeast and fermented for 14 days (on average) at 60-64F. The fermentations were stopped by chilling at 0.5% residual sugar.  The wine was chilled to 40F to cold-stabilize and was heat–stabilized by the addition, in several steps, of bentonite.

The wine was filtered between 01/03/18 and 01/17/18. 1276 cases were sterile filtered at bottling in January and early February, 2018 with dissolved CO2 of 1300 ppm.  Another 1300 cases were bottled over 3 days in March, 2018.

This wine is vegan friendly.

2650 cases produced.

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