2020 Rosé | Niagara Peninsula

$ 15.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
Our Rosé is vinified from Cabernet Franc grapes grown in selected vineyards along the western stretches of the Niagara Peninsula. Situated along the south shore of Lake Ontario around the town of Beamsville, these sites benefit from a combination of elevation, moderating onshore breezes and shale loam soils to produce a dry, fragrant rosé with refreshing berry character.
Vintage
2020 was a dry, hot vintage with low yields and highly concentrated fruit. Cabernet Franc ripened earlier than normal, holding its acidity and producing fresh, precise and well extracted rosé wines.
Composition
VarietiesRosé
Estate Grown 30%
Origin
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site89% Lincoln Lakeshore, 11% Beamsville Bench
Topography
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Soil
Lincoln Lakeshore Lacustrine clay-loam till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Oct 2–3
Sugar 21.8º Brix
Titratable Acidity 7.8 g/L
pH 3.27
Yield 4.0 mt/ac (74 hl/ha)
Vinification
Partially crushed Cabernet Franc grapes underwent brief skin contact prior to pressing; fermented 90% in stainless steel using selected yeasts, 10% in neutral 225L French oak using indigenous yeasts; 50% of the cuvée was barrel aged in neutral 225L French oak for 4 months
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Apr 2021
Alc./Vol 13.0%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 7.2 g/L
pH 3.35
Production 1,825 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale salmon. Nose Aromas of peach, strawberry and watermelon over top notes of white pepper and cardamon seed. Palate Dry and medium in body; the attack is crisp and grippy; extracted flavours of mandarin, elderberry, red apple, and rhubarb emerge alongside notes of pastry dough in the middle; a firm seam of acidity brightens the palate throughout; on the finish, a saline quality and long-lasting flavours of Bing cherry and cranberry hold sway.
Ageability
Best consumed 2021 through 2023
Food Pairings
Mixed antipasti, tapenade, Niçoise salad, ratatouille, cured salmon, tomato-mozzarella pizza, traditional paella, grilled chicken or fish, herbed rare lamb
Availability
Winery, LCBO • 295006

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