Fox Run Vineyards, Rosé of Lemberger 2013
Lemberger grapes, native to Germany, are uncommon in the states. Lucky for us, Fox Run Vineyards in upstate New York grows them, thus allowing us to drink like Europeans while supporting the fruits of our country's home-grown labor! Fox Run Vineyards borders Lake Seneca, which provides an excellent buffer against weather extremities, making it feasible to grow grapes in a cold climate. What Newton likes most about this rosé is that it's extremely user-friendly. "It's not too rich, but it's not too light. It's right in the middle with a good acidity, so it's really easy to drink," he says, and suggests pairing this rosé with your favorite go-to burger, ribs, or chili. Carnivorous, rosé-loving Americans rejoice!