We've been trying to get our hands on the latest release of the Wolffer Summer in a Bottle Rose for some time now, and we finally succeeded. It doesn't grow on trees, you know. It's also not just for summer... If you're like us and you're stepping up the cooking and wine sampling game these days, this Wolffer is a great option with hearty salads, light fish dishes, cheese platters and lots more. We are big, big fans...
Winery: "Bright shiny light copper in color. The glass is filled with ripe pear, fresh papaya and rose petal aromas. The mouth-feel is rich and elegant with great structure and wonderful layers. This Rosé has lovely balance between the fresh fruit, fine tannins, good minerality and graceful acidity. The wine is very savory and has a long finish with creamy yeast and nice classic chalk notes. It is the perfect summer wine.
Food Pairings: Serve chilled, solo or as a complement to almost any food. At cocktail parties, it will shine alongside hors d’oeuvres such as smoked salmon, lobster, shrimp, carpaccio and soft cheeses. It can also complement main-course fish and pork dishes, and at Thanksgiving, it is perfect with turkey."
Summer in a Bottle Background: "This Rose and its distinctive bottle was first introduced in 2013. It was created in homage to summertime in the Hamptons, and this release delivers on that promise. We used nine varieties of grapes, grown in different vineyard sites, and harvested each lot at the perfect time. This diversity gives us complexity. By carefully blending, we achieve a balanced Rose with loads of flavors and fruits complementing the wine's natural, vibrant acidity. This Rose has become a cult wine of sorts and is a visual taste portrait of the Hamptons high summer."
|Bottle||750ml, screw cap|
|Varietal||40% Merlot, 22% Chardonnay, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Gewurtztraminer, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Pinot Meuniere, 3% Riesling, 2% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Aging||2 months sur lie|
|Grapes||40% Merlot, 22% Chardonnay, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Gewürztraminer|