I have a 50/50 Nebbiolo/Sangiovese Rose and similar to you I'm not quite sure what it's supposed to taste like. But it doesn't suck for a 7 month old wine.So some time has gone by, and adjusted the TA up by 0.5gm/L to 6.2 then bottled. Got 2 cases plus stragglers. It's been in the bottle for a week. tonight was the first taste test.
Ya know, it's pretty good. I don't know how a Mourvedre Rose is supposed to taste, but it's good enough for a first effort. It dropped a few diamonds in the fridge. The wife likes it too. I'm going to give this a passing grade. I would serve it to friends with a nod to the idea its a first effort. Still, I'm pleased with this, considering, the red wine yeast, the grapes which looked nice but had this odd brownish character in the juice.
The Rose is more orange than pink, so that's something to work on for next year. But for sure, all remaining bottles of this will be consumed in the next year.
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Just going to throw this out there and I don't remember what mine looked like, but I bet the wine once cleared will be substantially lighter.Well the saignee rosè plan was fun while it lasted. I broke off a portion and planned to press right away to not overdo the color. Unfortunately the juice coming out of the crusher was already much darker than anticipated. Pressed 1st half immediately anyway. 2nd half tossed whole clusters straight to press. Time on skins only time it took to run through the press.
I’m going to just combine everything back together likely. I don’t believe that juice this dark will be able to be a rosè.
What do you think?
(Comparison photos the “rosè” is on the left)
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Lol. There is no "shot". Rosè is about as easy as it gets. For yeast in 2019, I used what I had, which was Avante, a red wine yeast . And because it chews up too much Malic acid, I'd likely not use it again in a Rose. But it worked great. A true workhorse.I think that you have inspired me to give this a shot next year. What yeast did you end up using/and what yeast are you thinking about trying in the future? Thanks for the update!