Barrel Fermented Rose
Vendor: Traynor Family Vineyard
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Our rose is a full wine with hints of candied lemon amongst fresh cherry notes and a bit of fresh green leaves and red flowers, a strong acidic backbone keeps this refreshing amongst deeper richer red fruit and an earthiness.
I first began making barrel fermented roses in 2005. They are different from most roses in that they are more reductive, weighty and age worthy. I recently raided my cellar at home and enjoyed one of those original wines and it drank like and aged Pinot Noir. Tasty.
This wine is 80% Prince Edward County Cabernet Franc and 20% Niagara-on-the-Lake Gamay Noir.
Rose de Saignee: Juice is separated from the skins using gravity alone. We bleed off approximately one third of the free run juice and allow the balance to remain on the skins to concentrate the red wine.
As always, unfiltered.