2022 North Fork Rose
This summer sipper is highlighted with notes of honeydew, strawberry, and white tea. The subtle cream in this wine was developed via sur lee aging on the fine yeast lees for an extended timeframe. While still crisp as we think a Rose should be, this vintage also has added layers of complexity not typically found in a single varietal Rose.
Varietal Specifics: 100% Merlot
Grower: Macari Vineyards
AVA: North Fork of Long Island, New York
Brix at Harvest: 21.1
Quantity Produced: 275 Cases
Fermentation + Bottling: Shepherd's Run
Yeast: Rhone 4600
Fermentation Time: 26 days
Sur lee aging: 30 Days on lees.
Bottle Date: June 13, 2023
Cold Stable: Yes, 28 days of chilling in stainless steel. No chemical additions.
Heat/Protein Stable: No. We added no additional chemicals or products to achieve heat stabilization. We felt even minor additions affected quality and the delicate aroma characteristics of this wine. As such this wine may become cloudy if stored in excessive heat. The wine aroma and flavor will not be affected, however its crystal clear appearance may be impacted. To prevent this cloudy appearance please take care to store this perishable wine in an environment less than 85 degrees Fahrenheit.