Finger Lakes Wine of the Week:
Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Rosé
By Nicholas Baldwin
Spring is a time for Rosé wines. They are beautifully pink in color like blooming flowers. It is no surprise that they are growing in popularity as the consumer’s misconceptions of all pink wines tasting sweet fall to the wayside. Dry is now in season. Hermann J Wiemer, located on Seneca Lake, makes ones of the best the region has to offer.
The current Wiemer Rosé Cuvée release is a fantastic blend of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay. It has a smoked salmon pink hue around the edges but is a much denser pink in the center of the glass. It has very bright aromas of fresh red cherries, strawberries, white peach and citrus. On the palate it has beautiful mouthwatering acidity and a medium-length finish.
Serve slightly chilled on a warm spring day, on the boat or beach, or for Sunday brunch. It is a style of wine that is food friendly and never disappoints. Try pairing the Hermann J. Wiemer Rosé with light acidic cheeses, salumi and garden salads. It will even handle accompanying asparagus, one of the world’s most tricky foods to pair with.
Nicholas Baldwin has worked in the wine and spirits business for more than 12 years and traveled the world visiting vineyards. He holds numerous wine certifications.
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