2022 Left Foot Charley Dornfelder-Blaufrankisch Rose Old Mission Peninsula
Winemaker Notes: In 2022 we broke away from our tradition of 100% Blaufrankisch for this dry Rose. We discovered a Dornfelder vineyard in need of a forever home and took her in. Dornfelder is a densely dark hued grape and we were curious what would happen if we pressed some for Rose. So we filled the press with these swarthy whole clusters and discovered a beautiful potential. The juice was much softer than Blaufrankisch and it became clear that the lower acid and intense berry fruit qualities could play very nicely with the spice and structure of Blau.
We fermented the vineyards independently to verify our suspicious. While the Dornfelder alone was too soft for the elegance we expect in Rose, it does lend strong mid-tones to the palate. It gives perfect support to the qualities we love in Blau. It guess it should be no surprise considering Blaufrankisch is a maternal grandfather to Dornfelder.
|Country||USA - Michigan|
|Region||Old Mission Peninsula|
|Winery||Left Foot Charley|
|Grape Varietals||Blaufrankisch, Other White Varietal|