CF 10/10/17, PN 9/25/17
Harvest Brix 22.5˚
March 23, 2018
Dry Rose of Cabernet Franc 2017
A light-bodied, crisp and bright Rosé displaying juicy aromas of melon and flavors of wild strawberry with touch of cranberry.
Double Gold - Best of Class (Specialty Sweepstakes) Double Gold - Best of Class (New Orleans International Wine Awards)
The 2017 winter was the most mild in the last four. A cool spring held back bud break (and potential frost damage) until May. These two factors combined to set the stage for a fruitful vintage. The GDD's (growing degree days) were close to average through June and July but dipped in August. Rainfall was above average right through the growing season which inevitably increased disease pressure and crop load. Thankfully, September and October were warmer and drier than average thus allowing the grapes more time to mature and develop flavor. 2017 pulled off the seldom seen scenario of high quality wine in a high yielding vintage.
This wine is sourced from block N6, our oldest Cabernet Franc vineyard planted in 2000. The grapes were machine harvested in beautiful condition and pressed off after 2 hours skin contact. Fermented with W15 yeast, racked and blended with 22% Pinot Noir on January 3rd.
Food Pairing Notes
Dry Rosé is a very versatile wine that compliments many menu choices. Try pairing with charcuterie - prepared and cured meats such as sausages, salami, pâté , melon and prosciutto, cheeses.