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Sip Our New Reserve-Worthy Rosé!
Posted on 05/21/2019 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)
If you think rosé wines are overly sweet or just a little too pink, think again—rosés are one of the hottest trends among wine aficionados at the moment.
For some enthusiasts, rosé might have been seen as a lightweight wine, not worth sipping or sharing.
That view is changing, however, as winemakers take rosés to a crisper, dryer level that may surprise you.
Biltmore Reserve North Carolina Rosé
Biltmore cultivates a number of varietals in our estate vineyards, and each season we hope to craft Biltmore Reserve wines that reflect the distinctive terroir of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Harvesting grapes in Biltmore's vineyard
"Last year’s harvest yielded enough Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon for us to offer something special—a rosé wine, created from our estate-grown grapes,” said Sharon Fenchak, Biltmore winemaker.
According to Sharon, the only wines considered for the Biltmore Reserve label are those handcrafted from grapes grown in Biltmore's own estate vineyard and by our North Carolina partners. By law, wines with an appellation and vintage date must contain at least 75% of grapes from the specific region in the year noted.
“Our Biltmore Reserve Rosé 2018 is crafted from select North Carolina Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot grapes,” noted Sharon. "We’ve coaxed beautiful color and subtle complexity from the fruit, creating layered aromas plus flavors of red berries, tropical fruits, and a hint of spice.”
Rosés are perfect for outdoor entertaining all summer long
Savor all Biltmore rosé wines
In addition to our new Biltmore Reserve North Carolina Rosé 2018, we also offer delightful options like Biltmore Estate Zinfandel Blanc de Noir—a vibrant and crisp rosé with sweet tropical fruit aromas.
Our Biltmore Estate Dry Rosé is an elegant and refreshing wine with a subtle, fruit-forward bouquet followed by layers of delicate berry flavors.
For a sparkling wine as delicious as it is beautiful, try our coral-hued Biltmore Estate Blanc de Noir crafted from Pinot Noir grapes in the traditional méthode champenoise.
Purchase our rosés—or any of our fine Biltmore wines—at the estate, online, or through our Retailer Locator.
Featured image: Biltmore Reserve North Carolina Rosé 2018 in the estate’s historic Rose Garden
Posted on 05/21/2019 By Jean C
I’m anxious to come and try all the pinks, especially the bubbly one.