King Family Crose Rosé Monticello 2020
King Family Vineyards is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery located in Crozet, just fifteen minutes from Charlottesville at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The winery specializes in the production of ultra-premium wine that showcase the remarkable quality and terroir of the Monticello AVA with a passion for Bordeaux varieties and blends. Beginning with carefully selected estate grapes, winemaker Matthieu Finot creates wines inspired by the old world, that are uniquely expressive of Virginia. Their covered veranda, expansive lawn, and brick patio are all perfect for outdoor picnics while the Tasting Room and warm stone fireplace are inviting on cooler days.
The 2020 rosé is dry and Merlot based. It is fresh and crisp with notes of grapefruit, lime, watermelon, and a light grassiness on the nose. Throughout the palate, a lifting acidity carries flavors of bitter cherry, peach, and rose petal. Friendly with lighter fare, this wine is also a great companion for the porch or patio.