Allegrante Rosé 20172017


Allegrante Rosé 2017

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 rose’.

In 1835 Senator Henry Clay acquired Allegrante, a highly prized and beautiful thoroughbred, from Governor James Barbour, former 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 rose’.



Cellar Life


A harvest spared by the hurricanes. In a season with above average rainfall in the early stages, the rains persisted till early August at which point we started to get a bit nervous, although high pressure systems suddenly dominated our Piedmont region all the way to October 5th when we ended harvesting. None of the tail of the Hurricanes affected us, which truly could have adversely affected us. The quality is excellent for whites and even superior for the reds. Of course we declare this an Octagon Vintage making it a consecutive one since 2012!

Virginia State Fair, 2018 Best Rosé
Fermentation 15 days in stainless steel, after very limited contact with the skins
Composition Petit Syrah 87%, Nebbiolo 13%
Aging On the lees in stainless steel tank, 8 months
Analysis Alcohol, 12.5%
Residual Sugars, 0.1%
Total Acidity, 0.64%

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