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2016 Brut Rosé

Sparkling wine crafted from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, made in the traditional method.  Dried roses, raspberries and cranberries on the nose.  Rhubarb, ripe cherries and blood oranges on the palate.  Bright, dry, refreshing finish. 

Aromas of dried roses, raspberries and cranberries on the nose. Rhubarb, ripe cherries and notes of blood oranges emerge on the palate. The bright, refreshing finish dances on the palate.
A mild winter was followed by a late April bud break and early June bloom. Spring and summer were exceptionally hot and dry in the Finger Lakes. Some well-timed rain in September allowed the grapes to reach full maturity prior to harvest. Grapes were hand picked into small 30 lb hand-picked baskets then gently hand-sorted to select only the best possible fruit. The fruit was then allowed to rest for 12 hours at 48° to enable color and flavor extraction from the skins. The whole clusters were basket pressed, and the juice was gently transferred to stainless steel tanks for a 23 day primary fermentation. This sparkling wine was crafted in the traditional method. In early 2017, the wine was bottled, and yeast was added as part of the tirage to induce a secondary fermentation. The wine rested en tirage a year to create fine bubbles. A final dosage at disgorgement was added to finish the wine in a brut, or dry style.
This wine pairs well at the front end of the meal and is substantial enough to stand up to main courses. Enjoy with goat cheese and arugula stuffed ravioli in brown butter, duck confit tacos topped with shredded napa cabbage and cherry-orange salsa, or smoked salmon with crème fraîche, dill and capers.
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Sparkling Wine
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Finger Lakes
Fermentation Traditional Method
Residual Sugar 10 g/L
Alcohol % 12.3%
Size 750 ml
$29.99 per Bottle


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