It’s Finger Lakes wine month, and our bar is featuring some exceptional picks from our region. Two of them are quite unique Rosés: Fulkerson Estate Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir & Dornfelder 2015 and from Casa Larga, a Dry Rosé of DeChaunac 2015. These are not your typical varietals for Finger Lakes Rosés (or any Rosé for that matter!).
Fulkerson’s Rosé has a lovely pale pink to salmon color to it. Bright aromas of ripe raspberries dominate the palate; like being lost in a field of wild raspberry bushes on a hot August afternoon. It’s a soft and balanced Rosé, with a lingering tart cherry flavor. It finishes solid, and would go well with some nice aged hard cheeses.
Casa Larga’s DeChaunac Rosé is this beautiful salmon color with an almost sweet nose of melon and flowers. Digging a little deeper in the nose reveals a pleasant strawberry aroma with an almost cookie like quality. It has a noticiably fuller body than many Dry Rosés with a distinct cherry taste and great acidity. The finish sticks around for a while and leaves the mouthwatering… a perfect match for dinner, especially if you’re serving grilled fare like burgers, ribs, or salmon.