Amorici Field Blend Rosé 2019
This is Todd and Crystal's third year working with fruit from this site, and this was one of the favorites of their lineup last year! Kind of a chillable red, kind of a rosé, this wine shows Todd's true mastery of making wines from hybrid grapes. Hybrid grapes can have a foxiness or "grapeyness" that comes through in the wine, but it all disappears in this blend into a candied fruit character that puts this wine squarely in the Glou Glou category, with tart strawberry, cranberry, and cherry all poking through on the nose, and a similar red-fruit salad across the broad but focused palate. Drink chilled!
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Grape: A dozen mixed red and white hybrid varieties, including Frontenac, La Crescent, Marquette, Cayuga, Leon Millot, Vidal, and several others
Region: Washington County, New York
Vinification: The dozen red, white, and pink hybrid varieties were all harvested together, and the fruit was carbonically macerated in whole clusters in a sealed tank for 5 days and then foot tread and macerated for 2 more days before being pressed into a stainless tank. Zero SO2 added. Practicing organic.