2019 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:
76% Beamsville Bench, 24% Lincoln Lakeshore 
 
Soil:
Beamsville Bench – limestone-rich clay till overlying sandstone and shale; Lincoln Lakeshore - Clay loam till over red shale. 
 
Composition:
75% Cabernet Franc, 15% Pinot Gris, 10% Riesling 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Sept. 24 - Nov. 8
Sugar- 21.2º Brix
Titratable Acidity- 8.4 g/L
pH- 3.15
 
 
Vinification:
Partially crushed Cabernet Franc and Pinot Gris underwent 6 to 12 hours of skin contact prior to pressing; slow, cool fermentation in stainless steel over 3 weeks using selected yeasts; barrel ageing in neutral French oak for 4 months. 
 
Bottling Data:
Bottling Date- June 2020
Alc./Vol. 12.5%
Residual Sugar- 2 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 7.2 g/L
pH- 3.15
Production- 1,130 cs (9L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
Pale salmon in colour with aromas of strawberry and watermelon predominating over top notes of white pepper and cardomon seed. The palate is dry and medium bodied, with a crisp, grippy feel alongside tones of red apple and rhubarb up front and through the middle. A firm seam of well integrated acidity brightens the wine throughout, while a discernibly saline quality and long-lasting flavours of Bing cherry and cranberry emerge 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:
$13.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#295006)
LCBO Item #295006
 
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