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Heron Hill Winery

Heron Hill Winery
2016 Eclipse Rosé, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: .3%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19

Heron Hill Winery
2016 Eclipse Rosé, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: .3%
Topaz color. Earthy aromas and flavors of cherry spice cake, honeyed dried citrus, praline, and toasted meringue with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, stimulating, medium-length finish imparting notes of spiced apple and melon, dusty pear and nut skin, roasted golden beet, and starfruit with fine, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A delicate, savory rosé with nicely articulated fruit and structure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Quaffable, Savory & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: cherry spice cake, honeyed dried citrus, praline, and toasted meringue
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced apple and melon, dusty pear and nut skin, roasted golden beet, and starfruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Cassoulet, Turkey Pot Pie, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicate, savory rosé with nicely articulated fruit and structure.

The Producer

Heron Hill

The Producer
9301 County Rte 76
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 607-868-4241

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).