We’re celebrating National Rose Day with Chaddsford Winery Artisan Series Dry Rosé. This is most definitely the summer of rosé, especially since its taken on its own frozen form being blended up for a refreshingly cool glass of “frosé”. No matter how you like it, we’re sure you’ll love to support a local winery this summer. Located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley in beautiful Southeastern Pennsylvania sits Chaddsford Winery, one of the oldest and most acclaimed wineries in the state. Established in 1982, Chaddsford Winery is widely regarded as a pioneer in the Pennsylvania wine industry, and with production of approximately 30,000 cases annually, it remains one of the largest by volume.
Focusing on making approachable, food friendly wines that reflect their unique ‘Mid-Atlantic Uplands’ microclimate, Chaddsford expresses their artisanship through a diverse portfolio of dry whites, reds and sweet wines. This Rosé is made with a Pinot Noir Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend. Picked and processed in October 2017. Arrestingly fragrant, crisp Rosé with spicy berry flavors. Produced by saignée, a process that involves bleeding off juice after limited contact with the skins.
Saignée is a technique that bleeds juice away from the grapes after brief contact with the skins. The bleed juice is then cool-fermented separately culminating in the light rosé color and crisp fruit character of a dry rosé wine. It is also known as “Saignée à Trois” which translates to “bled of three” in French, since three grape varieties are used— although the composition changes from year to year. Notably, this vintage is our second single-vineyard Dry Rosé. It was bottled young to capture the youthful expression of the fruit.
Chaddsford Winery Artisan Series Dry Rosé is available for sale at $24.00 per bottle.
Photo credit to Mainline Media for the cover photo.