2017 Rosso Fresco – Long Island AVA

A new vintage of Rosso Fresco is out and we are stoked!  So, we open the bottle, pour a glass...swirl, sniff, taste...and "Wow...Fun, Fresh, Delish and darn good!" These are the first words out when writing the notes about our new 2017 vintage of Rosso Fresco and have been for years. Rosso Fresco is an easy-going red blend whose varieties and proportions change with each vintage. The 2017 version is comprised of 76% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 8% Blaufrankisch, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Teroldego. 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 (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 2017 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 2017 Rosso Fresco was fermented wild/ambiently, and was not fined or filtered. The wine spent four months in all older oak barrels before bottling. Our 2017 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 February 16th, 2018. Enjoy our 2017 Rosso Fresco at cellar temperature over the next two to four years. Or put a slight chill on it if its hot out! We bottled 568 cases of this yummy wine.