2022 Vino Rosso
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2022 Vino Rosso
2022 Vino Rosso
2022 Vino Rosso
2022 Vino Rosso
2022 Vino Rosso
2022 Vino Rosso

A family tradition in tribute to Italy's village wines.

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100% Marechal Foch
Fermented in closed top tanks and aged for 8 months in Neutral French & Hungarian oak 228L barrels.

AVA: Finger Lakes

100% Keuka Lake

Source Vineyard: Purple Foot
Harvest Date: 9/16/2022
Brix: 21.0°
ABV: 11.0%
TA:  6.9 g/L
pH: 3.76


RS: 0.1%

Bottling Date: 6/27/2023

Cases Produced: 750

Tasting Notes

Our quintessential Italian style, Marechal Foch based village wine is back for an encore.  Vino Rosso has been our most accessible red table wine over the years.  We’ve affectionately nicknamed it our Tuesday night wine, perfect for pairing with anything from pizza to burgers to BBQ.  Mineral and dark fruit focused aromas of flint, graphite, poached plums, boysenberry, and violets lead to a unique and rich palate suggesting graphite, bell pepper, mint leaf, licorice root, chamomile, plum, mulberry, and a hint of black pepper all in a silky-smooth package that is the definition of the word quaffable.   


Drink Window: Drink now – 2025 - 2027

Serving Temperature: 53° - 60°f

Vino Rosso is Damiani’s homage to Italy’s famed village wines.  Traditionally village wines are simple, hearty, and meant for everyday enjoyment.  In Italian culture wine, just like food, is essential to everyday life.  Here at Damiani Wine Cellars, we also believe that good hearty wine, made from grapes sourced from our surrounding villages, should be a part of our everyday life.  Good wine, good friends, good times. 

At DWC wine is love.


Vintage Notes
Throughout the growing season and in anticipation of the coming vintage, the cellar was met with mixed feelings. The winter months were not kind to our area - a bitterly cold winter damaged buds throughout all varieties and vineyards, resulting in a much smaller crop. But as the growing season progressed and flowers bloomed and shoots grew, the vintage quickly turned spectacular. Several factors contributed to the high-quality year - a temperate and dry growing season, which allowed for moderate but not vigorous canopy growth, little to no disease pressure, and consistent small berry size, as well as some positive factors from winter damage like smaller berry and cluster size due to secondary buds pushing over primary and more nutrients and available water per cluster than higher-cropped years.

Our harvest season started off as it always does – with bubbles! Due to such a short supply of pinot noir, we decided to turn our typical Brut sparkling wine into a Blanc de Blanc instead, made of 100% chardonnay. We made Damiani history in 2022 by having our earliest ever pick – August 30th!

Labor Day brought the first real rain we had seen since early summer, much to our chagrin. But fortunately, the rains stopped and didn’t really show up after that. As a winemaker, you’re faced with the sometimes very difficult decision of when to pick your grapes. You’re looking at the radar 15 million times a day, walking each vineyard and block, tasting the fruit, and ultimately deciding to either way – roll the dice. As the weeks progressed, we started to see a decline in maturity across all varieties. While things were lagging in sugar accumulation, the sun was shining and canopies were holding on, so flavors and phenolics were still ripening.

Across the board, every variety and vineyard that came into the cellar looked, smelled, and tasted wonderful.  Following the difficulties of the 2021 vintage, we were very excited to utilize some of my favorite winemaking techniques like whole cluster fermentations, wild yeast fermentations, foot stomping, cold soaking, saignée, minimal sulfur at juice stage, barrel fermented whites, and whole cluster pressing.

The resulting wines from the 2022 season are going to be strong, concentrated, acid-driven, and voluminous. Although the quantities are quite low, we are very proud of what we made and cannot wait to share it with you all!

Huge shout out to the outstanding Damiani Vineyard team of Nancy, Taylor, Cian, Nora, and Phil who tirelessly work all year long so us cellar folk get to play and create. To our amazing Assistant Winemaker, Alex, who in 2022 celebrated her first vintage with us and is an incredible person and winemaker. Jimmer and Dan, our fellow cellars rats, who had to put up with my 90s dance hits playlists as they energetically aided in the creation of these wines.