2018 Rosé

VQA Niagara Peninsula
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About This Wine:
Our Rosé is vinified from grapes grown in selected vineyards throughout the Niagara Peninsula. Before pressing, the partially crushed berries are left on their skins just long enough to produce a rosé-tinged must. Fermented dry, the resulting wine offers refreshing berry fruit and lively acidity, making it ideal for casual fare any time of the year.  
 
Origin:
68% Lincoln Lakeshore, 32% Beamsville Bench 
 
Soil:
Beamsville Bench – limestone-rich clay till overlying sandstone and shale; Lincoln Lakeshore - Clay loam till over red shale. 
 
Composition:
90% Cabernet Franc; 10% Chardonnay 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Oct. 12 - 17
Sugar- 20.7º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 6 g/L
pH- 3.44
 
 
Vinification:
Whole berry grape clusters underwent 12 to 24 hours of skin contact to extract rosé colour prior to pressing, after which the rosé must was fermented slowly at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks. 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- Feb. 2019
Alc./Vol. 13%
Residual Sugar- 3 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 5.5g/L
pH- 3.58
Production- 3,600 cs (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
A dry, vermillion coloured rosé with fresh, ripe strawberry aromas predominating overtop notes of white pepper; the front palate continues with an abundance of juicy strawberry fruit; a tart, redcurrant/rhubarb quality balances the middle, while a cleansing seam of acidity accentuates notes of mixed berries and pepper on the finish  
 
Taste Profile:
Dry (D) 
 
Serving Suggestions:
Mixed antipasti; garden fresh or Niçoise salad; ratatouille; cured or grilled salmon; bouillabaisse; cioppino; chicken or seafood paella; tomato-based pizza  
 
Ageability:
Best consumed within the first 3 years. 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$15.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#295006)
LCBO Item #295006
 
Reviews & Accolades:
WINE ALIGN: This is a fairly deeply coloured rose. It is mid-weight, dry and fairly well balanced, with some interfering matchstick on the nose along with the currant, rhubarb fruit. A hint of sweetness rounds the palate but it remains essentially dry on the finish. The length is very good. David Lawrason
 

Wine Portfolio

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