Fall Creek Vineyards recently introduced their new 2021 Lescalo Rosé, which is the second low-calorie, low-alcohol wine introduced by the winery.
The Fall Creek Vineyards 2021 Lescalo Rosé follows the release of their Lescalo Chenin Blanc introduced in 2020. This Rosé is produced and bottled at 9.8% alcohol by volume and made in response to the increasing demand from people who want to enjoy a full-flavored wine while maintaining a healthy focus by tempering alcohol consumption.
Susan Auler, co-founder of Fall Creek Vineyards said, “Our Lescalo Rosé is perfect for people who want to enjoy a glass of wine that fits their active lifestyle. Lescalo Rosé is a lower alcohol-by-volume wine and has an estimated 80 to 85 calories per glass, making this a great option for those monitoring their caloric intake, too. It is a great on its own with any occasion or paired with a wide variety of foods from grilled seafood to spicy Thai food.”
Fall Creek Vineyards 2021 Lescalo Rosé – The Tasting
brings a triad of aromas and flavors that include peaches and cream, red bing cherries, and tangy lemon-orange citrus. This plays on the senses keeping the wine interesting and lively on the nose and palate. Lescalo Rosé is also highly accommodating for occasions involving sipping the wine alone or as a drink to accompany everyday and fancy cuisine. Perhaps the most notable part of tasting the Lescalo Rosé is that it is packed with flavor, but without higher alcohol, the wine is soft, silky and gentle on the palate.
As noted in the news, both younger and older wine drinkers are actively seeking to lower alcohol drink options with 4 in 10 regular wine drinkers looking to moderate their alcohol consumption. Drinks market analyst firm, IWSR has forecast sales of lower-alcohol still wine to realize a compound annual growth rate of approximately 27 percent from 2021 to 2025, well above the average growth rates of regular alcohol brands in the wine industry.
Lescalo Rosé – In the Making
Fall Creek Vineyards employs a low-intervention method of making Lescalo Rosé by harvesting grapes at optimal ripeness. The harvesting of the grade for Fall Creek Vineyards 2021 Lescalo Rosé comes before they have a high sugar concentration that would lead to a higher alcohol content. This is the natural way to create a lower-alcohol wine as opposed to utilizing an alcohol reduction process.
Also interesting, Lescalo Rosé is made with a blend of Chenin Blanc and Tempranillo grapes grown in Texas, which are ideal for making lower-alcohol wine because both varieties together meld rich fruit flavors, body, and tangy acidity to make a lovely wine,” says Sergio Cuadra, director of winemaking. “Furthermore, the wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel without oak aging to retain the fresh fruit flavors while yielding a deep salmon color and vibrant aromas.”
Price and Availability
Fall Creek Vineyards Lescalo Rosé is available at the Fall Creek winery tasting rooms in Driftwood and Tow and can be purchased online on the winery website (click here). It is also available at select retailers and restaurants in Texas including Yeti Liquor in the Shops at Steiner Ranch, Pogo’s Wine & Spirits in Dallas, Hargrove’s Fine Wine & Spirits in San Antonio, and Social House Restaurant in Fredericksburg for a suggested retail price of $20.00.
The Fall Creek winery tasting room is at 820 County Rd. 222 Tow, Texas 78672 and Fall Creek has a separate tasting room located at 18059A FM 1826 Driftwood, Texas 78619. More information about the historical Fall Creek Vineyards story and its complete portfolio of wines is on its website (link links indicated).
Photo Credit: Fall Creek Vineyards
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