Rosé Franc (2021)
In an effort to better emulate Rosé, we adjusted our process from last year’s version. We acquired freshly pressed Cab Franc skins from our good friends @pollakvineyards in October 2020. We then blended red wine barrel-aged Grisette from April of 2020 and conditioned it atop the skins. After months of conditioning at lagering temperatures, the resulting beer pours a beautiful rose pink with inviting aromas of fresh wildflowers, rose hips, and orange peel. The flavor profile is truly reminiscent of Rosé, with notes of strawberry, lavender and harvest day at the vineyard, with a dry, pleasantly crisp finish.