The Boordy Dry Rose 2016 was conceived in the Provencal style, using the classic saignée (bleeding) technique where a percentage of grape juice is drained from the red fermenter after brief contact with the skins. The result is lovely! All five varieties that that they grow for their Landmark reds contribute to the Dry Rosé blend. Strawberry and bright young cherry pop out of the glass, with hints of lime and cream. Tropical notes as well. The wine follows the same route on the palate. Straight forward, yet balamnced and complex. A lovely acidity keeps the fruit going for a long time in the mouth. A very pretty wine!
The transformation is nothing but remarkable, and is what all the wineries on the east coast who are attempting transformation or growth of any size, should be looking for. I have always thought the world of Rob Deford. His vision, leadership, and his willingness to chat with almost anyone on Maryland and east coast wine, has made him one of the most invaluable winemakers and owners on the east coast! He, his son Phineas, his family, and staff have executed one of the most impressive transformations in the wine industry I have seen on the east coast. They have gone from a good producer to a leading producer. So so impressive on so many levels.
My previous article on Boordy Vineyards: