2014 Rosso Fresco

"Fun & Delish!" These are the first words out when writing the notes about our new 2014 vintage of Rosso Fresco. Rosso Fresco is an easy-going red blend whose varieties and proportions change with each vintage. The 2014 version is comprised of 39% Merlot, 21% Dornfelder, 18% Cabernet Franc, 16% Syrah, 3% Lagrein, 2% Teroldego and 1% Blaufrankisch. There are aromas and flavors of blackberry, black raspberry, black cherry, black plum, black current, spice, earth, a sprinkling of resinous herbs and some roasted meat! This dry red wine is medium bodied, has moderate 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 2014 Rosso Fresco has a North Fork of Long Island AVA and is made from hand-harvested grapes from the Mudd and Mudd West and vineyards in Southold and Hallockville. All the grapes were de-stemmed, crushed by foot and punched down by hand. The wine spent twelve months in all older oak barrels before bottling. Our 2014 Rosso Fresco is a very versatile red wine and will bring you year round pleasure. The wine was handled minimally and bottled by gravity on November 12th, 2015. Enjoy our 2014 Rosso Fresco at cellar temperature over the next two to four years. We bottled 298 cases of this yummy wine.