2017 Estate Cuvee Rosé
95% Haven Vineyard, Yonah Mountain Vineyards (Merlot)5% California (Viognier)
September 20th, 2017
July 6th, 2018
Good to Know
- Maceration Method: The maceration method is most commonly used for commercial Rosé. Maceration is when the grapes are pressed and sit in their skins. In red wine-making, maceration usually lasts throughout the fermentation. For Rosé, the juice is separated from the skins before it gets too dark. This is the way we made our Estate Rose.
- Vin Gris Method:
Vin Gris, translates to "Gray Wine" and is when red grapes are used to make a nearly-white wine. Vin Gris uses an extremely short maceration time.
- The Saignée Method: The Saignée method is capable of producing some of the longest lasting Rosé wines. It is actually a by-product of red winemaking. During the fermentation of a red wine about 10% of the juice is bled off. This process leaves a higher ratio of skin contact on the remaining juice, making the resulting red wine richer and bolder. The leftover bled wine or "Saignée" is then fermented into Rosé.