Something to Wine About: Wolffer Estate Rosé Wine 2021

Rosé Wine

As the temperatures continue to dip, many wine drinkers may start to yearn for sunnier and warmer weather. While there isn’t much that can be done to avoid the cold, except perhaps a plane ride south (and even that doesn’t always work out as planned), wine drinkers can enjoy an ode to springtime wine with the 2021 Wolffer Estate Rosé Wine. 

This Wolffer wine is not its famed Summer in a Bottle, which has the beautiful trademark floral bottle and retails for eight dollars more. Summer in a Bottle also has more citrus notes and more acidity on the finish.

While the bottle design of Wolffer Estate Rosé Wine 2021 may be more understated, the wine in it is not. This unique Wolffer creation is comprised of 53% merlot, 19% cabernet Franc, 13% chardonnay, 5.5% riesling, 5% cabernet sauvignon, and 4.5% pinot noir. It is a lovely light rose color, yet rich in flavor. There are floral notes of rose petals on the nose, orange, fresh melon, and ripe kiwi notes are on the palate. The mouthfeel is silky smooth, but structured. It is not so light that it can’t be served with medium bodied warm weather foods such as Chicken Francese. 

This wine is fruity and dry, with excellent minerality, acidity, and salinity which is always a welcome treat in Long Island wines. Another plus: The finish isn’t overly acidic. Each sip will keep you coming back for more. 

So, while Summer in Bottle may be off season, this Wolffer rosé is here to get you through the winter months. It retails for $18.