Allegrante Rosé2020

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Allegrante Rosé

Blending our internationally esteemed Nebbiolo with recently established Petit Syrah has resulted in a vintage wine of complex aromatics and gratifying mouth feel, with the delightful lightness desired in a fine rosé.

In 1835 Senator Henry Clay acquired Allegrante, a highly prized and beautiful thoroughbred, from Governor James Barbour, hereditary owner of this Estate.

This mare contributed in establishing the stable of Ashland Farm which eventually won three Kentucky Derby.

Today, from the same slopes where Allegrante roamed in her youth, we are crafting an elegant, vivacious and classic old world rosé.

Year

2020

Cellar Life

3yrs

A unique and most challenging growing season, beginning with 8 nights of Spring frosts that reduced the yields. A wet late Spring, a record cold June followed by a very dry period in July, when we almost had to irrigate. Mid-Summer was a rollercoaster of rains followed by sunshine. At last we enjoyed a dry end of September for harvest. All white varietals show great aromatics, very fresh acidity, and medium structure. Our most reliable parcels of Nebbiolo, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot rewarded our dedication with very elegant and age-worthy wines, while Cabernet Sauvignon yielded a fragrant yet simpler style of red. Octagon 2020 will be produced from Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, without Cabernet Sauvignon.

Fermentation 15 days in stainless steel, after very limited contact with the skins
Composition Petite Sirah (82%), Nebbiolo (18%)
Aging On the lees in stainless steel tank, 8 months
Analysis Alcohol, 12.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.2
Total Acidity, 0.67

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