Acorn Rosato 2005

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The beautiful light crimson color and soft aromas of freshly sliced strawberries and pear invite you to sip this deli...

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Ratings & Tags for Acorn Rosato

115303 Snooth User: EricaMmm
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01/04/2009

29337 Snooth User: Plet
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08/02/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

To have a fun, flavorful wine to enjoy chilled on hot summer days, we decided to make a rosato (Italian for rosé). Our Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc have such wonderful fruit aromas and flavor, we decided to use a blend of the two. After crushing the grapes, and before the juice picked up much color from the red skins, we drained some off some to ferment in barrels. When barrel fermentation was completed, we added a small amount of a Syrah-Muscat field blend to nicely accentuate the strawberry and pear aromas and flavors in the wine. Along with barrel fermentation, the wine spent five months in a combination of French, American, and Hungarian oak to add a layer of complexity to the wine. The result is this unique and delicious Alegría rosato that showcases both the skills of our consulting winemaker, Alison Green Doran, and the versatility of our wonderful grapes.

Tasting Notes:

The beautiful light crimson color and soft aromas of freshly sliced strawberries and pear invite you to sip this delicious rosé. This perfectly balanced wine has crisp yet delicate flavors of Queen Anne cherries, watermelon, guava, and strawberry. Classically refreshing, this sophisticated wine is an excellent match for a casual al fresco meal or to sip while relaxing with a good book.

To have a fun, flavorful wine to enjoy chilled on hot summer days, we decided to make a rosato (Italian for rosé). Our Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc have such wonderful fruit aromas and flavor, we decided to use a blend of the two. After crushing the grapes, and before the juice picked up much color from the red skins, we drained some off some to ferment in barrels. When barrel fermentation was completed, we added a small amount of a Syrah-Muscat field blend to nicely accentuate the strawberry and pear aromas and flavors in the wine. Along with barrel fermentation, the wine spent five months in a combination of French, American, and Hungarian oak to add a layer of complexity to the wine. The result is this unique and delicious Alegría rosato that showcases both the skills of our consulting winemaker, Alison Green Doran, and the versatility of our wonderful grapes.

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198 cases produced.

Aged 5 months in French Oak.

Aged 5 months in American Oak.

Aged 5 months in Hungarian Oak.

Notes: 47% French, 33% American, 20% Hungarian

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 13% pH: 3.80
Total Acidity: 0.51 grams per liter

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