Allegrante Rosé2022

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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

2022

Cellar Life

3yrs

The growing season opened in late March on a note of suspense, with early bud break and threats of frost, which were mitigated by wind machines. Perfectly timed spring rains then allowed for a superior bloom of the clusters in early June. Beginning in early July we received 7 weeks of ideally warm and dry weather. Manual watering took place in some parcels with low water retention, and in mid-August we received needed rain. Harvest took place at optimal ripening times for each vineyard sector between August 14th and September 21st. Overall, 2021 endowed us with some of the most admirably balanced wines we have produced, reminiscent of the elegance we saw in Octagon 2009, which brought us our 4th Governor’s Cup.

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