Dan’s Harvest East End Countdown: Everyone Loves a Summer Rosé

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Every wine lover knows that summer rosés are all the rage. Rosé is so popular that Kelly Ripa mentioned the wine on Live! (and gave Dan’s Papers a shoutout).

So it should come as no surprise that rosé wine is going to have a strong presence at Dan’s Harvest East End, the can’t-miss food and wine classic, on Saturday, August 20 at McCall Vineyard & Ranch. But first, a quick explanation on what exactly constitutes a rosé.

Rosé wine is made by juicing red grapes and letting the skins sit in the juice for a short amount of time until they take on a pink color. The skins are then removed and the juice ferments.

Rosé wine is not made by mixing reds and whites!

Here is a list of the rosés you’ll find at Dan’s Harvest East End.

Bedell Cellars
2015 Bedell Cellars Taste Rosé – 45% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 5% Syrah

Clovis Point Vineyards
Rose – 100% Cab Franc

Croteaux Vineyards
2015 Merlot 3 Rosé – Merlot Clones 181, 314, 3
2015 Merlot Cuvée Sparkle – Merlot Clones 181, 314, 3
2015 ‘Jolie’ Cabernet Franc Rosé – 100% Cab Franc Clone 339
‘Jolie’ Sparkle Cabernet Franc Rosé – 100% Cab Franc Clone 339

Harbes Vineyard
2015 Semi Dry Rosé – 100% Merlot

Lieb Cellars
2015 Bridge Lane Rosé – 63% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot, 10% Pinot Blanc, 5% Pinot Noir

Macari Vineyards
2015 Macari Rosé – 42% merlot, 27% cabernet franc, 11% pinot noir, 10% pinot meunier, 10% chardonnay

McCall Wines
2015 Marjorie’s Rosé – 94% Merlot, 6% Sauvignon Blanc

Osprey’s Dominion
2015 Rosé – Merlot

Palmer Vineyards
2015 Rose Merlot – 100% Merlot

Pellegrini Vineyards
2015 Pellegrini Vineyards Rosé – 35% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon

Raphael Vineyard & Winery
2015 Rose of Pinot Noir – 85% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay

Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard
2015 Snow Merlot Rose – Merlot 100%

Wölffer Estate Vineyard
2015 Wolffer Estate Rosé – 46% Merlot, 35% Chardonnay, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.5% Cabernet Franc, 2.7% Riesling 1.5% Pinot Noir 0.3% Vignoles

Dan’s Harvest East End, the can’t-miss food and wine classic, rounds out the annual Dan’s Taste of Summer series on August 20 at McCall Vineyard and Ranch, 9325 New Suffolk Avenue, Cutchogue. For tickets and more information visit DansTasteofSummer.com.

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