Rosé of Sangiovese EFH 2016
"3 Horse Ranch is proud to announce and release its bone-dry, crisp aromatic rosé of Sangiovese from the Eagle Foothills District in Eagle Idaho! For those lucky enough to receive it, this wine promises to redefine the rosé wine style. Bracing acidity cleanses the palate with each refreshing taste. A lovely wine of restraint and balance and just a hint of raspberries and strawberries, this Sangiovese Rosé will be a fan favorite as we transition from summer to Fall Harvest, Thanksgiving and the Winter Holidays!" - Brandon St-Martin, Certified Sommelier
PAST AWARDS + REVIEWS
🥇 OUTSTANDING: Northwest Wine Press
🥈 SILVER: Northwest Wine Summit
🥉 BRONZE: Sunset Magazine
🏆 88 POINTS: Wine Enthusiast
WINERY SPEC SHEET (pdf download): 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
COMPOSITION: Rosé of Sangiovese. 13.5% ABV.
AGING: Drinks well now through 2019.
VINTAGE 2016: This Idaho wine grape crop rebounded after a negligible harvest in 2015. A November 2014 freeze sharply reduced the amount of wine grapes available for the 2015 vintage. A tremendous amount of work went in to reconstituting vineyards damaged from the Fall freeze. As a result, growers and vintners experienced 50-100% increases in crop yields in 2016 over those of 2015. This net result is a slightly larger than normal harvest for the State. Some growers even stopped picking the remainder of the bumper crop due to a lack of tank space for wine crush and fermentation. All the numbers were spot on in the fruit for acids, sugars, and flavors. 2016 may prove itself to be one of Idaho's best vintages.
VINEYARDS: Eagle Foothills District, Snake River Valley, Idaho
WINEMAKING: Greg Koenig, Consulting Winemaker. Fruit parcels from our Rhone varietal vineyards were vinified separately. After free-run, light-skin contact and fermentation in tank, partial malolactic fermentation occurred during barrel maturation in a mix of steel as well as new and old barriques - French, American and Hungarian oak in origin - for a period of 10 months. The wine experienced a light filtration, fining, and cold stabilization prior to bottling. Bottled: Summer 2017.
CELLARS: Vinted, Cellared and Bottled in Koenig Winery, Caldwell Idaho (Snake River Valley)
CLOSURE: Traditional Cork
MARKETS: Winery Tasting Room Patrons. Wine Club Members across the USA. Fine Dining + Premier Retail Wine Shops In Idaho. This wine is not distributed for retail sales in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming