SILVER MEDAL 2013 COLD CLIMATE WINE COMPETITION, MINNESOTA
The 2012 “Kasota Rose” Minnesota rose wine blend is a delightful follow-up to the first 2011 version. While still utilizing varying amounts of Frontenac and Frontenac Gris, this version features a dollop of Le Crescent added to the blend.
In the nose the wine literally explodes with fruit aromas so numerous and varied I simply say “fruit salad”; Strawberry, peach, raspberry, orange, pineapple, maraschino cherry, cantaloupe, and ripe apple. It has a certain “perfumey” or floral edge as well, with subtle notes of vanilla and cotton candy.
On the palate, the wine is incredibly intense, concentrated, rich, and quite bold for a rose wine. The fruit flavors in the nose are deeply layered in the mouth, coating the tongue with pure fruit essences, and providing a long and complex finish,…. This wine is a mouth-full! Finished on the sweeter side, it is wonderful by itself, or in combination with fruit-accented lighter meat dishes and young mild blue cheeses.
BLEND: Frontenac Gris, Frontenac, Le Crescent
BARREL AGING: 100% stainless steel fermented and aged
ALCOHOL LEVEL: 14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3.5%
BOTTLING DATES: December 2012
RELEASE DATES: February 2013