||September 18 and October 19, 2016
||HARVEST BRIX: 20.0-21.1
This is the kind of exuberant, fruit-forward wine that makes many wine lovers want to abandon all other styles, at least during the spring and summer months. Lightly chilled, it offers straight-ahead strawberry and raspberry flavors coupled with a crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. We consider this dry Rosé to be our most versatile wine when it comes to food pairing: open a bottle and enjoy it with whatever you are eating.
GROWING CONDITIONS: The 2016 growing season was the driest in recorded history in the Finger Lakes. The abundant sunshine made for some very happy vines, even if they were a bit parched. Judicious applications of water helped things enormously, but the real breakthrough happened in mid-August, when the skies finally opened up enough to give our grapes the water they needed to let them ripen the crop fully.
VINEYARD INFORMATION: Block 2 – Planted in 2005 in shallow bedrock and shale with small amounts of clays and silts at an elevation of 595 ft. Block 5 – Planted in 1994 in alternating layers of clays and sand at an elevation of 470 ft. Block 12 – Planted in 2001 in shallow bedrock and shale with small amounts of clays and silts at an elevation of 595 ft.
Grapes were machine picked in the early morning. After crushing, the fruit received between one and four hours of skin contact to extract pigments and flavors. The pressed juice was settled overnight and fermented dry in stainless steel tanks.
We consider this dry Rose to be our most versatile wine when it comes to food pairing: open a bottle and enjoy it with whatever you are eating.