Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Riesling
Tasting Notes: Berry, Melon, Mineral, Spice
Founded in 1988 by Hamburg-born Christian Wölffer, Wölffer Estate Vineyard has become the quality benchmark of Long Island winemaking today. The winery is located on the same property as Wölffer Estate Stables, a premier equestrian facility that lends the iconic horse imagery to Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s elegant packaging.
The Grandioso is Wolffer's reserve level Rosé. It's unique in that it ferments in very old oak barrels, spending five months on the lees. Stirring of the lees, a process known as batonage, gives the wine a richer, creamier mouthfeel than it would have otherwise. You'll encounter lovely acidity, soft tannin, great minerality and flavors of berries and watermelon along with delicate hints of spice and cherry blossom. Zesty acidity and a fresh saline finish lend to its refreshing appeal.