To understand both rosé wine and a possible rosé shortage I went out to the North Fork and pulled into a Macari Vineyards wine tasting center in Cutchogue. Lovely employee Audrey Nicolletti explained that last year at this time (August) Macari Vineyards too had run out (sold out) of rosé. She put me into contact with both Alexandria (Alex) Macari and Gabriella Macari who were most helpful on getting down to the "WHY" a shortage of rosé has been occurring the last few years.
First, Gabriella Macari defined a Macari 2015 Rosé. "Our 2015 rosé is layered with fresh red fruit, a medium body, and bright acidity. This version of our rosé is a bit fuller in body than 2014, and is a rendition that we all prefer to match with food. This wine is begging for deli sandwich picnics, fried seafood, and summer lobster rolls." Aromas include juicy watermelon, fresh strawberry, and cherry, with a palate of summer red fruits, medium body with crisp acidity and a long finish. Macari recommends you pair it with ham and cheese, lobster rolls, fried seafood, grilled shrimp, crab cakes.
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