Lightwell Survey - Strange Moments Rosé (2020)
Lightwell Survey - Strange Moments Rosé (2020)

Lightwell Survey - Strange Moments Rosé (2020)

A blend of 33% Vidal blanc, 22% Chambourcin, 21% Blaufränkisch, 17% Petit Manseng, and 7% Traminette. 275 cases produced. What an interesting color, a rose rim and a copper core. The scent is just as different. Sweet rose petal and red apple skin blend with wet soil & river rocks.

100% whole cluster fermentation on Vidal, Blaufrankisch, and Traminette, no SO2 on the fruit, on the skins for twelve days, semi carbonic and then pressed and combined with the Chambourcin and the Petit Mandseng which were whole cluster pressed. It finished primary and malo in neutral barrels and aged on lees until bottling.

Lightwell Survey is a Virginia winery shining a new light on the traditional wine-scape. Our small batches of lively reds, dense whites and unique combinations of the two come with no preconceived descriptions or traditional aspirations. We aim for a bullseye yet prefer to land slightly off center. Started in the fall of 2015 with our first harvest in partnership with Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, VA, our wines will continue to delve into traditional and not so familiar territory as we bring our wines to market. Formed by partners Sebastian Zutant, Ben Jordan and Jay Zutant, the team recently expanded to include Julian Caustrita and John DeNapoli.

Soft tannin and red berry fruit on the palate. Easy for a lazy mid-day glass.

Poolside, Company, Park Bench

About the Winemaker

Lightwell Survey is a Virginia winery shining a new light on the traditional wine-scape. Our small batches of lively reds, dense whites and unique combinations of the two come with no preconceived descriptions or traditional aspirations. We aim for a bullseye yet prefer to land slightly off center. Started in the fall of 2015 with our first harvest in partnership with Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, VA, our wines will continue to delve into traditional and not so familiar territory as we bring our wines to market. Formed by partners Sebastian Zutant, Ben Jordan and Jay Zutant, the team recently expanded to include Julian Caustrita and John DeNapoli.

Tasting Notes

Soft tannin and red berry fruit on the palate. Easy for a lazy mid-day glass.

Pairings

Poolside, Company, Park Bench