2015 Rosso Fresco

A new vintage of Rosso Fresco is out and we are stoked!  So we open the bottle, pour a glass...swirl, sniff, taste...and jot down, "Fun & Delish!" These are the first thoughts when writing the notes about our new 2015 vintage of Rosso Fresco. Rosso Fresco is an easy-going red blend whose varieties and proportions change with each vintage. The 2015 version is comprised of 47% Merlot, 30% Blaufrankisch, 10% Dornfelder, 10% Syrah and 3% Cabernet Franc. There are aromas and flavors of blackberry, black raspberry, black cherry, black plum, black current, spice, earth 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 2015 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 2015 Rosso Fresco was fermented wild/ambiently and was not fined and filtered once. The wine spent eight months in all older oak barrels before bottling. Our 2015 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 June 18th, 2016. Enjoy our 2015 Rosso Fresco at cellar temperature over the next two to four years. We bottled 223 cases of this yummy wine.