2020 Lightwell Survey Strange Hybrid Rosé
From Lightwell Survey:
What an interesting color, a rose rim and a copper core. The scent is just as different. Sweet rose petal and red apple skin blend with wet soil & river rocks. If my eyes were closed, I'm not sure I would say this were a rosé. It even has soft tannin and red berry fruit on the palate. Easy and soft for a lazy mid-day glass.
Sherman Ridge and Bluestone Vidal Blanc, Bluestone Chambourcin, Oxeye Blaufränkisch, Sherman Ridge Petit Manseng, Barren Ridge Traminette, all from the Shenandoah Valley.
100% whole cluster fermentation on Vidal, Blaufrankisch, and Traminette, no SO2 on the fruit, on the skins for twelve days, semi carbonic and then pressed and combined with the Chambourcin and the Petit Mandseng which were whole cluster pressed. It finished primary and malo in neutral barrels and aged on lees until bottling.
TA: 5.2 gm/L
Free SO2 at bottling: 4ppm
Alcohol: 11.10% abv
RS: 0.25 g/L (0.03%)
Malic Acid: <0.05 g/L