• A New York Winery Is Making Revolutionary Rosé With an Ancient Pedigree

    2 monthes ago - By Vine Pair

    Winemaker Jess Johnson spent her summer the way most of us do: with glass after glass of chilled rosé. But her chosen bottle, a 2017 vintage from the Finger Lakes' Standing Stone Vineyards, is not just any pale, Provencal approximation. It's crafted of 100 percent Saperavi , an ancient grape from the Republic of Georgia.
    Saperavi is usually used in an inky, near-black red wine. Standing Stone's 2017 vintage marks the first time the winery was able to make the strong-willed variety into rosé. As more wineries in New York and down America's East coast are embracing the grape, Johnson is...
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