Estate Grown & Bottled
A hearty, dry, oak-aged red with berry notes and a touch of pepperiness, Tramonto (“sunset” in Italian) was created by our founder, Andrew Colaruotolo, in 1986 in fond remembrance of the wines of his youth in Gaeta, Italy.
Grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon, DeChaunac and Cabernet Franc
Appellation. Finger Lakes
Viticulture notes. The grapes used in the production of this wine are relatively cold-tolerant, making them suitable for the northern Finger Lakes region.
Winemaker. Matt Cassavaugh
Fermentation. Depending on the component wine, either in bins or in stainless steel tanks at a cool temperature.
Alcohol by volume. 12.5%
Residual sugar. 0.5%
IRF scale. Dry
Aging. In oak barrels.
Acidity. pH 3.4, TA 6.4 g/L
Bottle volumes. 750mL
Bottling dates. April 20, 2017
Production. 463 cases
Wine series. Vineyard
TTB ID. 17019-001-000423
Year first produced: 1979
Winemaking notes. We ferment each of Tramonto’s component wines separately and at cool temperatures, and oak-age them only lightly, to accentuate the fruit aromas and flavors in the wine.
Enjoying our Tramonto
- At our winery in Fairport
- At selected wine and spirits stores and restaurants in New York state
- At CasaLarga.com for direct shipment to residences and workplaces in 37 states
Aging: Store at cool temperature (about 55º) and out of direct sunlight. This wine, like most lightly oaked and tannic red wines, was produced to be enjoyed while relatively young, i.e. within roughly 2 years of bottling.
Serving temperature: At cool room temperature (about 60-65º).
Tasting notes. Tramonto is a smooth, dry, oak-aged red wine with cherry notes and a touch of pepperiness.
Pairing suggestions. Perfect with a wide range of Italian cuisine, especially pasta with tomato-based sauces and light poultry, pork and fish dishes.