2021 Rosé | Niagara Peninsula

$ 15.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Extra Dry
About This Wine
Vinified predominantly from Cabernet Franc, this wine originates from selected vineyards in the western stretches of the Niagara Peninsula, lying at varying elevations close to the shoreline of Lake Ontario. At these sites, clay-loam soils laced with shale and limestone combine with moderating onshore breezes to produce a dry rosé with fragrant, berry aromas and a crisp, refreshing palate.
2021 featured a warm growing season and turbulent autumn, delivering ripe fruit and moderate yields. Cabernet Franc ripened fully and on time, producing plush, fragrant rosés for the near-to-medium-term.
Varieties94% Cabernet Franc, 6% Gamay Noir
Estate Grown 60%
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site50% Lincoln Lakeshore, 50% Beamsville Bench
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
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 Sep 2–Nov 8
Sugar 19.6º Brix
Titratable Acidity 6.1 g/L
pH 3.44
Yield 4.25 mt/ac (79 hl/ha)
Partially crushed Cabernet Franc and Gamay grapes underwent 4 hours of skin contact prior to pressing; fermented in stainless steel using exclusively indigenous yeasts; 10% of the cuvée was aged in neutral 225L French oak barrels for 4 months
Bottling Data
Bottling Date Mar 2022
Alc./Vol 12.5%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 4.5 g/L
pH 3.53
Production 4.650 cs
Sensory Profile
Colour Pale salmon. Nose Strawberries and cream, red currant, rhubarb and white pepper aromas over top scents of vanilla, butterscotch, and blueberries. Palate Dry and medium in body; the attack is supple, with hints of rose petal; on the mid-palate, vibrant cranberry fruit, feathery tannins and an accents of cracked pepper and pastry dough are layered atop a plush base; a light salinity gently lifts the wine throughout, carrying into a subtle, refined finish of sour cherry, white pepper and toast.
Best consumed 2022 through 2024
Food Pairings
Mixed antipasti, tapenade, Niçoise salad, ratatouille, cured salmon, tomato-mozzarella pizza, traditional paella, grilled chicken or fish, herbed rare lamb
Winery, LCBO • 295006

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