So, the wait is over! We have released our brand new Rosé!! I have been talking about it for weeks, and I just decided that I couldn't wait any longer. You're welcome.
I think that I have mentioned already that it is a 100% Merlot, off-dry Rosé. It is off-dry because there is a tiny amount of ridisidual sugar, much like what you would find in a Rosé from Provence (if you are not familiar...this is not a sweet wine). Here are the tasting notes as written by the wine team: Its vibrant pink hue is the prelude to aromas of raspberries and Easter Lilies. Strong flavors of wild strawberries on a soft, balanced mid-palate lead to a refreshing, clean and light finish in this limited bottling of our first dry Rose’ of Merlot.
When we say "vibrant", boy do we mean it. This wine is kind of a shocking pink...and its taste really holds up to the color. It has everything that you would want out of a Rosé. It is easy drinking and it goes with almost everything. If it doesn't really go, I make it go with anything....or nothing! Rosé, in my opinion, is also quite enjoyable on its own. I like to have it while just sitting out on the porch, a patio, an open air café, or in the pool on a raft... The thing that I like most about Rosé is that it is not a pretentious wine. It is not difficult. When it is done well, it is complex, pleasing, and pairs well with quite a lot of food. If I were looking to pair this elegant, yet fruity Rosé with some food items, I would look towards duck, shellfish, seared salmon, seared lamb chops, charcoal grilled meats, or a tray of camembert, brie, nice charcuterie, and in my opinion, almost all cheeses.
I would serve this wine properly chilled, at somewhere around 43 degrees. We only produced 160 cases, and we did a single keg for Tria Taproom that they featured last Sunday and will be featuring again this upcoming Sunday (April 10). When I checked on Monday morning, they had sold through over half of the keg! I think that is a really wonderful indication on how the wine is being received.
I hope you will give this wine a try. It is retailing at $19 per bottle. Free shipping still applies with a purchase of 3 bottles or more. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, and until next time...