Celebrating National Rosé Day on June 13th? We’ve got a guide to the Finger Lakes rosé to help you do just that so slip on your rose-colored glasses and pour a glass. Let’s start with a little history lesson. rosé originated in France and was then introduced to the rest of the Mediterranean by the Romans. The wines were produced by a mix of red and white grapes that were naturally light in color. That was back in the 6th century BC. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that rosé really started to make some noise and only in 2014 started to be in mainstream restaurants and got their own national day celebrated on the second Saturday of June each year.
Finger Lakes wine is award winning. There is never a bad time to enjoy a Finger Lakes wine, but just picture yourself in your favorite sunglasses, sitting on your deck, porch or back yard, a light breeze blowing and a delightful glass of rosé in your hand. Sounds pretty amazing. Below is a guide to help you find the perfect bottle. If the 2019 readers choice for best wine region, Finger Lakes Region, for two years in a row and Cayuga County Wine Trail being the oldest wine trail in the country isn’t enough to convince you well..
• “Treleaven Dry Rosé 2019 Finger Lakes, New York ($18) - Ripe, generous fruit on the red brambly berry end of the spectrum, framed by allspice, and carried along by a lovely palatecoating texture that remains energetic, with yellow peaches, oranges, and lemon oils.” – Foodandwine.com
• Bright Leaf features a Dry Rose that is 100% Cabernet Franc. Taste the floral aromas with fresh strawberry and green apple!
• Long Point Ciera Rosé - A dry rosé wine that's wonderfully surprising, crisp, and light. Perfect for brunch or a picnic. R.S. = 1
• Izzo’s White Barn Winery Blush- Perfect with appetizers and grandmothers that like sweeter wines.
•Colloca Estate Lake Effect Vineyard – Mindy’s Giggle Juice
CJS Vineyard – Winter Rosé – Estate Pinot Noir dry There is never a bad time to enjoy a Finger Lakes wine, but just picture yourself in your favorite sunglasses, sitting on your deck, porch or back yard, a light breeze blowing and a delightful glass of rosé in your hand.
• Heart & Hands Wine Company – 2019 An Croí Dry Rosé with notes of fresh cranberries, hints of white rainier cherries and nectarines.
Within Cayuga County there are ten wineries, within the Finger Lakes Region there are more than 200, truly offering a taste for everyone. You’ll find a full list of wineries whether your preference is red, white, or rosé. Be sure to check out their websites and social media for virtual tastings and live entertainment and tag them in your #SupportCayuga #OurCayuga posts on social media!