ESTATE MARQUETTE ROSÉ 2021
Summary: Our estate Chace Hill Vineyard lies almost a stone’s throw from the shores of Wachusetts Reservoir in central Massachusetts. The vineyard sprawls across a rolling hilltop and basks in the New England sunlight and summer breezes. The Marquette grape 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 dark colored and bold rosé wine.
Tasting Notes: A dry Rosé dark pink in color and loaded with bright cherry, raspberry, strawberry, melon, and rhubarb aromas with a crisp finish of cranberries and cedar.
Food Pairing Suggestions: Pair with soft cheeses, chicken salads, light summer pastas, or simply good friends on the back porch.
Vineyard: Chace Hill Vineyard, Lancaster, MA
Varietal Composition: 100% Marquette
Aging Protocol: 12 months in stainless steel. Bottled aged for an additional 9 months.
Alcohol: 11.6% ABV
Production Volume: 347 bottles
Vintage and Production Notes
MA experienced one of the driest droughts in 2021…and I could not have been more thankful! The dry heat was absolutely perfect for our grapes, particularly with easy access to the relatively high water table onsite. 2021 was one of the easiest seasons for grape-growing that we’ve had and that is reflected in the intense fruit flavors. The dry summer continued into August and the grapes were in almost perfect condition at harvest over the labor day weekend. About 1000 lbs were crushed and pressed into juice after 4 hours of skin-contact time. Fermentation with Maurvin B yeast retained the bright red fruit flavors while reducing malic acid levels, and the wine was aged in stainless steel for 12 months before being filtered to 1.5 micron prior to bottling.
Prior Vintage Information