2012 Rosé

Aromas

Delicate floral, mint, white peach, strawberry, honeysuckle and wet granite aromas

Palate

The palate begins silky with a mouthwatering mid-palate of moderate weight, then exiting long, slow and bright

Food Pairings

A widely versatile food pairing wine, that’s great with appetizers, Tapas dining, and spring, summer alfresco meals

Vineyard

Located on the west slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains, between 1,100 and 1,300 feet above sea level. This planting consists of 11 acres of 2 to 15-year-old vines, growing in deep, steep and well drained rocky soils. The vines are cane pruned and trained to both the Open Lyre and Double Guyot system

Vintage

2012 was an excellent year for growing our Rosé wine. Bud break occurred very early, around the last couple days of March. Flowering was also early, at the end of May. Summer temperatures were normal, with some hot days and some cool ones. Rainfall was rather low for most of the summer, turning very dry in August just before harvest. A couple of rain events occurred in late August and early September but after these, the rest of harvest was beautifully dry, sunny and warm.

Winemaking

A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Immediately following destemming and filling the fermenters with each of our harvested red grape varieties, 15 to 20 percent of the juice was pumped into barrel. This juice was allowed to settle for 24 for hours then racked again into barrel and yeast was introduced. Fermentation lasted about 10 to 15 days. All of the lots were blended together in stainless steel tank and then bottled in February 2013.

105 cases produced. Drink now.

Price

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