2021 North Fork Rose
This wine screams summer with notes of strawberries, cream, and white hibiscus. The subtle cream notes of this wine were 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: Pellegrini Vineyards, South Harbor Vineyard
AVA: North Fork of Long Island, New York
Brix at Harvest: 20
Quantity Produced: 200 Cases
Fermentation + Bottling: Shepherd's Run
Fermentation Time: 17 days
Sur lee aging: 66 Days on fine lees.
Bottle Date: April 7, 2022
Cold Stable: Yes, 28 days of chilling in stainless steel. No chemical additions.
Heat/Protein Stable: Minimal Bentonite (volcanic clay) was settled through this wine post fermentation to provide some stabilization while not impacting flavor and aroma. 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.