Blaufränkisch Rosé 2011

Blaufränkisch Rosé 2011

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90

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Tasting

Clear, brilliant pink-rosé, violet lilac blossoms. Like a blue-coloured bouquet – declaration of love inclusive. Sweet peach and crisp banana, a little cherry and a hint of fresh mint. Semi-sweet, backed by a harmonious acidity. Elegant creamy texture with fragile fruit sweetness. Raspberries flirt with recently picked William pears. The tiny, vivacious rosé  goblins dance on the palate until the bottle is empty. As the residual sugar content remained somewhat lower than in the previous years the excellence of the not common basic grape material becomes apparent.

Pairing

Freezing cold aperitif, pheasant with pomegranate and pink pepper, exotic mango & Cajun chicken brochettes, soup of beetroot, salmon and all that can be conjured of it. Sheep cheese with dried tomato chutney, nashi-pignoli salad. With pepper/strawberry sorbet. To accompany a nice gossip – better, “exchange of experiences” or simply to enjoy! Explicitly for those who wouldn`t order a wine at all.

Making

Harvested end of september, in six runs from grapes for the Blaufränkisch Reserve 11. Hand picked into small boxes.

De-stemming into red wine tanks, after 6 hours racking off the juice (ca. 12%). Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks for a period of four weeks or longer. Interruption of fermentation by separation of the must from the lees and cooling. Resulting in a natural residual sugar content.

Serving temperature Keep it cool – really cool!
Bottling December 5th 2011
Alcohol 12,5 Vol.%
Acidity 5,7 g/l
Residual sugar semi-sweet
Bottle sizes 0,75l

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