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2018 Dry Rosé
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2018 Dry Rosé
2018 Dry Rosé
2018 Dry Rosé
2018 Dry Rosé
2018 Dry Rosé
2018 Dry Rosé

88 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Perhaps the most complex rosé Damiani has ever presented

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88 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Winemaking

Blend:  16% Merlot Saignée

             16% Cabernet Franc Saignée

             18% Valois & Davis Vineyards Pinot Noir Saignée

             50% Sunrise Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, destemmed & crushed below 40°f

 

Cooperage: 82% Stainless Steel Fermented, 18% Barrel Fermented with Natural Yeast & partial Malo-Lactic Fermentation.


Harvest Date: 9/18/2018
Harvest Brix: 21.0°
Alcohol: 12.0%
Total Acidity: 7.8 g/L
pH: 3.31

Residual Sugar: 0.1%

Bottling Date: 3/6/2019
Cases Produced: 250

 

Vineyard Sites:

50% (West Side of Cayuga Lake)

50% (East Side of Seneca Lake)

Tasting Notes & Food Pairing

Perhaps the most complex rosé Damiani has ever presented; the new vintage boasts a blend of Pinot Noir (68%), Cabernet Franc (16%), and Merlot (16%).  This fun wine has aromas of cotton candy, flavors of watermelon rind and fresh berries, and a finish of strawberries and cream.  Pair this with salmon dishes, chilled strawberry soup, gazpacho, or traditional zabaglione.

Drink Window: Drink now through 2021+

Serving Temperature: 42 - 51° f

Vintage Notes

 

 Simply put, 2018 was a challenge. The year started out just fine. Winter was relatively mild by Finger Lakes standards. Though we didn’t get much of a spring, what little we experienced was relatively average. By July, however, it was beginning to look like we might have a repeat of 2016-- we hadn’t seen any rain since mid-spring. We needn’t have worried—by the end of July it started raining and never stopped. It felt like we didn’t see the sun again for the rest of the year! So yes, the year was challenging. Faced with such intense humidity and not a lot of intense sunlight during harvest we were again reminded why our philosophy of hand harvesting all of our fruit is so important. This year hand harvesting allowed us to cull and drop any questionable fruit right there on the ground leaving us confident that we were starting with only the healthiest and most robust grapes we grew and that we were creating the best wines possible – just a little less of it.

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We look forward to you visiting our winery.

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Weekend hours extended in season
Closed Thanksgiving day, Christmas day, New Years day, Easter Sunday

info@damianiwinecellars.com // (607) 546-5557

4704 Rt. 414 Burdett, NY 14818

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