Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Blaufrankisch, and Dornfelder
Geography: New York, United States
Alcohol by volume: 12.0%
Features: Sustainable, Vegan
Rosso Fresco is an easy-going red blend whose varieties and proportions change with each vintage. The 2019 version is comprised of 75% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Dornfelder and 3% Syrah.
There are beautiful high-toned aromas and flavors of red cherry, red raspberry, red plum, red current, spice and earth. This dry red wine is medium-bodied, has moderate (just under 12%) alcohol, balanced acid, very soft, silky tannins and a juicy persistent finish. Rosso Fresco is a playful, full-flavored, fun, friendly red wine that pairs well with pastas and just about any fish, fowl or four-legged food you serve with it.
The 2019 Rosso Fresco has a Long Island AVA and is made from hand-harvested grapes from both the North and the South Forks. All the grapes were de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand. Our 2019 Rosso Fresco was fermented wild/ambiently, was not fined, and was filtered once. The wine spent six months in stainless steel tanks and a few older oak barrels before bottling. Our 2019 Rosso Fresco is a very versatile red wine and will bring you year-round pleasure. The wine was handled minimally and bottled on May 19th 2020. Enjoy our 2019 Rosso Fresco at cellar temperature over the next two to five years. Or put a slight chill on it if its hot out! Irresistible, this is a crushable, crunchy, delicious red wine and as Paul Greico of Terroir just said about the last vintage... "Just drink the goddamn thing" We bottled 788 cases of this fragrant and amazingly yummy wine.