2009 “Roses Are Red” Rosé
The “Roses Are Red” Rosé is a custom wine made exclusively for Big Tree Bottles in Bushwick, Brooklyn, a new wine shop that has quickly developed a following for having terrifically priced selections from around the globe. They are also big supporters of NY wine! Owners Jason and Myriah asked us for a fresh and juicy rosé. It’s ruby-red, crisp, and dense with flavor, bursting with aromas of cherry, watermelons, strawberries, and orange flower – so summery! Try it with Mediterranean foods, goat or sheep cheeses, pork dishes, and salads.
We made the blend primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon, and added a dash of Petit Verdot, which gave this wine a nice berry punch. The fruit was crushed and then soaked for several hours to extract a bright red color. The juice was then fermented to dryness in cold in stainless steel tanks. After a couple of months resting in tank to settle, it was bottled in summer 2009. (56 cases made)
Available exclusively at Big Tree Bottles (www.bigtreebottles.com), 43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206, 718.894.9463