June’s

Rosé

Region: Austria - Lower Austria

June’s

June Rodil and Cat Miles founded June’s Rosé in 2017. June, the beverage director for multi-outlet hospitality groups and one of 29 female Master Sommeliers in the Americas, was in search of a memorable but affordable sparkling rosé to offer by the glass at her various restaurants. Her longtime friend Cat, an importer specializing in family-owned, farmer-first wineries from around the globe, suggested they pair up to make their own.

Partnering with friend and renowned winemaker Markus Huber, in Traisental, Austria, the duo created a bespoke blend of 50% pinot noir and 50% zweigelt, bottling each vintage with Markus’s estate-grown and certified organic fruit.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in lower Austria.

  • Altitude: 650 – 1310 feet
  • Exposure: Southeast
  • Soil: Limestone
  • Vines Planted: 1997
  • Vine Training System: Cordon
  • Yield: 7 tons/ha
  • Certified Organic
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested in September
  • 6 hours skin contact
  • Fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 21 days at 68ºF
  • Aged 4 months on lees before bottling
Winemaker's Notes

A spirited and happily bubbly wine with notes of ripe strawberries, red cherry, and hibiscus tea, with a mineral-dry finish.

Wine Summary

50% Zweigelt, 50% Pinot Noir; alcohol: 11.5%; certified organic vineyards in lower Austria at 650-1310 feet; limestone soils; vines planted 1997; harvested in September; 6 hours skin contact; fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 21 days at 68ºF; aged on lees 4 months.

Technical Information
  • 50% Zweigelt, 50% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Total Acidity: 6.0 g/l
  • pH: 3.3
  • Residual Sugar: 9 g/l
  • Extract: 21 g/l

General Info

Country Austria
Region Lower Austria
Appellation(s) Lower Austria
Proprietors June Rodil & Cat Miles
Founded 2017
Winemaker Markus Huber
Annual Production 2500 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Certified Sustainable