Michael Shaps Rosie Rosé 2017
The 2017 vintage is only the second release of Rosie Rosé. It was made in the classic saignée style, where some juice is “bled” off from grapes after they have been crushed to make red wines. This is a technique that allows more concentrated tannins in the resulting reds, as well as a fruity, refreshing rosé. This year’s Rosie is about 83% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Tannat, and 1% Petit Manseng. After bleeding, the juice is treated like a white wine, fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to retain floral and fruity aromatics.