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Atwater

Atwater
2015 Estate Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc, Seneca Lake

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .6%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
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Atwater
2015 Estate Dry Rosé of Cabernet Franc, Seneca Lake

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .6%
Pale pink coral color. Delicate, fresh, fruity aromas and flavors of strawberries, vanilla milk, and nougat with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of blood orange, pickled golden beet, and minerals with no oak flavor. A delightfully dainty rose with great balance and acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, juicy & smooth & savory
Aroma Aroma: strawberries, vanilla milk, and nougat
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of blood orange, pickled golden beet, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Ham With Mostarda, Roast Beets with Toasted Nuts, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightfully dainty rose with great balance and acidity.

The Producer

Atwater Estate Vineyards

The Producer
5055 Rte 414
Burdett, NY 14818
USA
1 607-546-8463

Rose

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Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).