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Brut Rosé 2017

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Our Brut Rosé is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Meunier blend from our estate vineyards on Keuka Lake. The grapes are hand harvested and very lightly pressed. Secondary fermentation took place in bottle for a minimum of 30 months in our historic underground cellar. 

Seductive and shimmering, the light rosé color pulls you into its fragrant fruitiness. Strawberries and tart cherries circled by mouthwatering shale minerality completes this sunny and sophisticated wine.

Perfect for celebrations and special occasions. Pair with oysters, lobster, smoked salmon, fried foods, egg dishes, sushi, popcorn, or seafood-based Chinese dishes. 
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2017
ACID 8.4 g/L
Varietal Sparkling
PH 2.98
Residual sugar 8 g/L
AGING Méthode Champenoise. 30 Months Minimum.
Alcohol % 11.9

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TASTING NOTES

Seductive and shimmering, the light rosé color pulls you into its fragrant fruitiness. Strawberries and tart cherries circled by mouthwatering shale minerality completes this sunny and sophisticated wine.


VINEYARD NOTES

The grapes for our sparkling wines are located on separate plots on our Keuka Estate vineyards. These vineyards were planted by Willy Frank in the late 1970s with the sole purpose of producing sparkling wines.


WINEMAKER NOTES

The grapes were hand-picked into small 40kg crates with careful bunch selection in the vineyard. The whole cluster grapes were immediately pressed. From harvest to pressing, extreme care is used in handling the grapes to avoid any excessive crushing or bruising. The base wine was bottled the following Spring after harvest.

Secondary fermentation took place in bottle as per the traditional Méthode Champenoise. The wine was left in bottle with the lees for a minimum of 30 months in the underground cellar at Chateau Frank. Each bottle is individually disgorged, corked, crowned, and labeled by hand. The month of disgorgement is listed on the back of each bottle.


VARIETY

70% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Meunier.

VINEYARD

100% Keuka Estate.

VINIFICATION

Chardonnay Whole Cluster Direct Pressed. Red Grapes 24 Hour Cold Soak.

VESSEL

Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Only Cuvée Press Used.

ÉLEVAGE

Méthode Champenoise. 30 Months Minimum.

ACCOLADES

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