2021 Estate Cuvee Rosé
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This is essentially our Estate Meritage as a Rosé!
All 5 of our estate grown red varietals went into crafting this juicy wine. As each red grape was brought into the winery and crushed, immediately we "bled" off some juice and transferred it to a separate tank to ferment at a colder temperature. This cooler temperature fermentation aids in a fresh and fruity aroma, while maintaining a good acid balance on the palate.
Aromas of peaches and cream, and vanilla, then minerality mixed with cranberries and raspberries on the palate. Refreshing acidity gives the wine a solid backbone, and long finish.
Will pair well with a spinach salad laced with fresh berries, blue cheese crumbles and a raspberry vinaigrette.
100% Yonah Mountain Vineyards Estate
40% Merlot, 25% Petit Verdot, 21.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13.7% Cabernet Franc
13% by vol.
Bottled: Dec 2021 (bottled the same year it was harvested)
Good to Know
There are 3 ways to craft a rosé wine...
- The Saignée Method | The Saignée method is capable of producing some of the longest lasting Rosé wines and 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-to- juice which results in the red wine becoming richer and bolder. The juice that was bled, or "Saignée", is then fermented separately into Rosé. This is the method we used to craft our Rosé.
- Maceration Method | The maceration method is most commonly used for commercial Rosé. Maceration is when the grapes are crushed and the juice sits on their skins. For Rosé, the juice is separated from the skins before it gets too dark.
- 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. For example you may have heard of "White Merlot", or "White Zinfandel". Tasting Notes...