Wolffer Estate Rose 2019
Shiny light copper in color. The aroma is filled with beautiful fresh fruit aromas. Fine peach, pear and some Rose petals. The Mouth-feel is elegant, fruit driven and has a lovely structure. Wonderfully subtle tannins and fine acidity provide great balance to the playful fruit. The finish has classic saline and lovely minerality. This dry Rosé is absolutely divine and has great esprit and class. It is the perfect partner to food, and it may be the best Estate Rosé they’ve made to date.
Enjoy this lively wine poolside or on a picnic blanket. Pair it with elegant hors d’oeuvres, such as smoked salmon, poached lobster, raw shellfish, beef or tuna tartare, and soft cheeses. Or serve it with main-course dishes such as roast turkey, baked ham, and roasted or grilled pork, chicken or fish…it is very versatile!
Blend: 60% Merlot, 32.75% Chardonnay, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Pinot Gris, 0.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.25% Vignoles
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Predominately made from Merlot, this refreshing rosé starts off with aromas of ripe strawberry, crushed stone and sliced cucumber. It’s zesty on the palate, with a pulsing vein of citrusy acidity that’s broadened out by ripe red-berry fruit and energized by a crushed mineral core. Enjoy on hot summer nights, or poolside, to capture all the refreshment
Owned by Hamburg-born Christian Wölffer, the 55-acre winery, located between Southampton to the west and Easthampton to the east, is at once an American winery but with a decidedly European character, both in its spirit and its wines. The winery currently produces 13,000 cases annually.
Under winemaker and general manager Roman Roth’s meticulous care, Wölffer Estate wines embody the region as well as a classical style of winemaking, with a rich concentration of fruit and lively acidity born of the unique terroir of these Sagaponack vineyards, similar in some respects to conditions in Bordeaux. In fact, it is the condition of the local soil, called Bridgehampton loam, a by-product of the glacial moraine that formed Long Island, that provides a perfect host for grapevines.
A far-reaching peninsula extending into the Atlantic Ocean from the city of New York, the Long Island appellation includes The Hamptons and North Fork AVAs. With a maritime climate and conditions not unlike that in Bordeaux, the region excels in the production of Bordeaux varieties, namely Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Whether it’s playful and fun or savory and serious, most rosé today is not your grandmother’s White Zinfandel, though that category remains strong. Pink wine has recently become quite trendy, and this time around it’s commonly quite dry. Since the pigment in red wines comes from keeping fermenting juice in contact with the grape skins for an extended period, it follows that a pink wine can be made using just a brief period of skin contact—usually just a couple of days. The resulting color depends on grape variety and winemaking style, ranging from pale salmon to deep magenta.