A fruity and refreshing off-dry rosé wine from Long Island, New York. Highly regarded and known as the unofficial summer wine of the Hamptons, it brings the complexity of German wines with an interesting blend of 39% Chardonnay, 26% Gewürztraminer, 12% Riesling, 11% Pinot Blanc; 8% Pinot Gris, 4% Sémillon and a new world sensitivity.
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juicy aromas of local summer fruits, ripe peach, apricot, cantaloupe with honeysuckle and freshly cut hay.
On the palate, the wine is youthful and vibrant with bright acidity and lingering finish.
An especially good match for shellfish and light fish dishes like ceviche and crudo or sashimi. Try it with white meats and Asian curry spices
Wine-Searcher #2 ‘Most Wanted Rosés Around The World 2016’
Wine Enthusiast: 90 points (2016 vintage) link “This tropical mélange of fruit and blossoms lives up to its equally ebullient packaging. While deft in body, it bounds from the glass with floral perfume and juicy watermelon and cherry flavors. It’s zesty and bold yet spry and fresh—an aptly named accompaniment to summer.”
Vivino 4.1 rating
A gifted winemaker, Roman Roth can often be heard singing in an enviable tenor voice amid the barrels in the winery. But most of all, he gives “voice” to his wines, produced by experience that covers three continents and stems from the dream of a 16-year-old boy in Rottweil in Germany’s Black Forest.
Roman began a three-year apprenticeship at the Kaiserstuhl Wine Cooperative Oberrotweil while attending technical school as a teenager. Following that, he traveled to the United States, working at the Saintsbury Estate in California, then to New South Wales, Australia, at Rosemount Estate. Returning to Germany, he became a winemaker at Winzerkeller Wiesloch near Heidelberg and earned his Master Winemaker and Cellar Master Degree from the College for Oenology and Viticulture in Weinsberg.
In 1992, Roman became the first winemaker at Wölffer Estate Vineyard. He established the estate’s distinctive character —European elegance combined with the typicity of Long Island terroir. He has dedicated himself to promoting not only the wines of Wölffer Estate but of Long Island, where he has consulted with numerous vineyards and is currently the President of the Long Island Wine Council.
Roman’s contribution to quality winemaking on Long Island was recognized at the 2003 East End Food & Wine Awards (judged by the American Sommelier Society), where he was named Winemaker of the Year. Recent honors include Wine Enthusiast rating the Descencia Botrytis Riesling-Chardonnay 2015 with a spot on its “Top 100 Wines of 2016” list; the 2013 White Horse Red collection all receiving 90 points and higher by the Wine Advocate (including a 94+ for Christian’s Cuvee, making it the highest-rated wine in Long Island history); Wine Spectator selecting The Grapes of Roth Merlot 2010 for its “Top 100 Wines of 2015” list; Perle Chardonnay 2012 being served at The White House for President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany; and Diosa and Descencia 2012 dessert wines each earning 94 points in Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate.
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