On July 1, Wölffer Estate Vineyard will release its newest wine, the 2016 Finca Wölffer Rosé. This is the second vintage of this rosé and is described by Wölffer’s as being crisper and better than the first.
The 2016 Finca Wölffer Rosé was a collaboration between Argentinian winemakers José Lovaglio and Susana Balbo and Wölffer’s own winemaker Roman Roth. The trio of winemakers used vines at Dominio del Plata in Argentina to grow grapes necessary for this blend, which includes a variety of components, making the rosé elegant and dry.
The blend includes primarily malbec and pinot noir with hints of torrontes, pinot gris, cabernet sauvignon, and sauvignon blanc. Malbec, which is native to Argentinian vines, will make the rosé an original and revolutionary blend. Instead of experimenting with his rosé, Roth planned on using these ingredients from the start in order to create a light blend unlike any other.
Wölffer Estate will not personally sell the wine for retail, but the blend will be sold from retailers and restaurants located in and around the Hamptons and New York City. The retail price is $17 per bottle.
The first wine of the Finca Wölffer Rosés is Brau 2010, which was created at the Can Felieu Winery in Mallorca, Spain. This vintage had a base primarily made of petit verdot, with flavors of cabernet sauvignon and merlot and was first released in November 2014. According to Wölffer Estate, this is a rich and powerful rosé.
Earlier this month, Wölffer Estate introduced two new wines as part of their White Horse 2013 Collection. The newest bottle, Fatalis Fatum, which was released on June 16, is a port-like, powerful red blend containing flavors from merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Dark in color, the wine is finished off with fruit, toasted oak, minerals and dark chocolate. The wine is currently available for purchase on the Wölffer Estate’s website, wolffer.com.
See Wölffer Estate’s video about the 2016 Finca Wölffer Rosé below.