ESTATE MARQUETTE ROSÉ 2017
Summary: Our estate Zoll Vineyard lies near the shores of Wachusetts Reservoir in central Massachusetts. Planted by Frank Zoll in 2014, the vineyard sprawls across a rolling hilltop and basks in the New England sunlight and summer breezes.
Marquette is one of the varietals planted in this special place. Like our winemaker, Marquette is a cold hardy grape varietal born in the Midwest that has found a new home in Massachusetts. Loaded with fruit flavors and structure, Marquette makes a delicious rose wine.
Tasting Notes: A dry Rosé of Marquette wine loaded with strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and rhubarb aromas and crisp acidity and cranberries on the finish.
Food Pairing Suggestions: Pair with so cheeses, chicken salads, light summer pastas, or simply good friends on the back porch.
Varietal Composition: 100% Marquette
Aging Protocol: 9 months in stainless steel. Bottled aged for an additional 3 months.
Alcohol: 12.9% ABV
Production Volume: 542 bottles
Vintage and Production Notes
2017 was an almost perfect vintage for grape growing in Massachusetts. A cool spring was followed by a summer filled with dry breezes and long periods of sunshine. August was almost perfectly dry and warm, allowing the grapes to swell with sugar. Harvest for our rose began on Labor Day weekend and finished 8 days later. The grapes were destemmed and crushed. After a brief 2-3 hours of skin-contact the must was pressed to reveal a delightfully pink juice, which was fermented cool to retain the bright red fruit flavors.