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Heron Hill Winery

Heron Hill Winery
2016 Reserve Rosé, Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Fish

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: .2%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

Heron Hill Winery
2016 Reserve Rosé, Pinot Noir, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Fish

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: .2%
Brilliant light ruby color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of baked strawberries and cherries, honeyed toasted safflower cranberry bread, and floral honeycomb with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that presents suggestions of spiced melon and pears, berry custard, pecans, and hint of cedar with fine, earthy, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. An elegant, dry and nicely structured "grown-up" rose that will shine at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Savory & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: baked strawberries and cherries, honeyed toasted safflower cranberry bread, and floral honeycomb
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of spiced melon and pears, berry custard, pecans, and hint of cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Duck Breast With Cherry Reduction, Grilled Tuna Steaks Au Poivre, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, dry and nicely structured "grown-up" rose that will shine at the table.

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).