Blaufränkisch Rosé 2012

Blaufränkisch Rosé 2012

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Tasting

Clear, brilliant pink-rosé, violet lilac blossoms. Like a blue bouquet of flowers, declaration of love inclusive. Sweet peach and crisp bananas, rosehip puree, some cherry and a touch of fresh mint. Semi-sweet, backed by a harmonious acidity. Elegant creamy texture with fragile fruit sweetness. Raspberries flirt with freshly picked Williams pear. The tiny, cheeky rosé elves dance on the palate until the bottle is emptied. With less residual sugar than in previous years, the respectable quality of the grape becomes evident (extract wonder!).

Pairing

Ice-cold aperitif, pheasant with cranberries and pink pepper, exotic sticks of mango & Cajun chicken, beetroot soup, salmon and all that can be conjured of it. Sheep cheese with chutney of dried tomatoes, grilled water melon and fried lardo, nashi-pignoli salad. With pepper/strawberry sorbet. Goes well with a nice chat – better, “exchange of experiences” or simply to enjoy! Explicitly for those who wouldn`t order a wine at all.

Making

End of September, in six runs selected from grapes for the Blaufränkisch Reserve 2012. 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 over 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 13th 2012
Alcohol 12,3 Vol.%
Acidity 5,7 g/l
Residual sugar semi-sweet (9,9 g/l residual sugar)
Bottle sizes 0,75l

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