Producer: Rosemont of Virginia
Region: Virginia
Grapes: 50% pinot grigio, 50% chardonel
ABV: 13%
Price: $19*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Rosemont of Virginia 2018 “Block A”

Rosemont of Virginia 2018 "Block A"

87 points

When winemaker Justin Rose lost roughly half of his pinot grigio to the rains that soaked most of the East Coast in 2018, he decided to do a 50/50 blend with chardonel and to name it for the spot in the vineyard where the grapes were grown.

The result is a fresh, summer-ready white wine with aromas of green apples, citrus – lime and grapefruit – white flowers and white pepper.

Medium-light in body, the palate offers more apple and citrus flavors with the most subtle hints of something a bit more tropical. The acidity is fresh and mouth-watering and there is enough mid-palate concentration to keep this from being just another pinot grigio.

It's not complex, but it's fresh, fruity and definitely perfect for the patio.

About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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