Wolffer No. 139 Dry Rose Cider is made exclusively from New York State apples. A sizeable portion (15%) are grown locally at the Halsey Farm in Bridgehampton, just 3.6 miles from our vineyard. The majority (85%) of the apples in this special cider are grown by DeFisher Fruit Farms near Rochester, New York. Winemaker and Partner Roman Roth chooses dessert apples (vs. cider apples) prized for their flavor and aromatics. The blend is as follows:
Clear with a subtle blush, our rosÃ© cider gives aromas of fresh-picked apple and lilac with hints of strawberries and yeast. The mouth-feel is light, lively and fresh. On the palate, classic hard cider characteristics crisp-tart acidity, a refreshing CO2 mousse, bright fruit and a hint of sweetness balance beautifully.
All fruit for this third release was grown in 2014. On Long Island and in upstate New York, 2014 was a year of low humidity. It was a fantastic growing season producing pure and intense aromatics and flavors.