It’s spring in Long Island wine country — and for many, that means rosé. And if you’re drinking Long Island rosé, there’s a good chance it’s a Wölffer rosé. Winemaker Roman Roth makes a handful of them — including sparkling and dessert wine — and he makes a lot of them. In fact, Wölffer makes more bottles of rosé than many local wineries make of all their wines combined.
But Wölffer and Roth have also just released some new vintages of the winery’s “White Horse” selections, the ones with the white horses on the labels, which they say “embody the strong heritage and high quality of Wölffer Estate.”
I filed a column (that should be live this weekend) about those releases, but today I want to focus on Wölffer Estate 2015 Fatalis Fatum ($37).
Producer: Wolffer Estate
Region: Long Island AVA
Grapes: 39.5% merlot, 38.5% cabernet sauvignon and 22% ad cabernet franc
* Review sample provided by the winery