2019 Rosé | Niagara Peninsula

$ 14.95 • 750 ml • 12 bt/cs • Dry
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.
2019 was a temperate vintage delivering average heat, precipitation and yield. Cabernet Franc ripened in its normal window, producing ripe, well-extracted rosé musts with generous fruit.
Varieties76% Cabernet Franc, 14% Pinot Gris, 10% Riesling
Estate Grown 76%
AppellationNiagara Peninsula
Site76% Beamsville Bench, 24% Lincoln Lakeshore
Elevation80–155 m (260–510 ft)
Slope/Exposure2–6% / NNW
Beamsville Bench Stony clay till composed primarily of limestone mixed with sandstone and shale Lincoln Lakeshore Lacustrine clay-loam till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone mixed with limestone
Harvest Data
Harvest Date Sep 24–Nov 8
Sugar 21.2º Brix
Titratable Acidity 8.4 g/L
pH 3.15
Yield 4.0 mt/ac (74 hl/ha)
Partially crushed Cabernet Franc, Pinot Gris and Riesling 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 Jun 2020
Alc./Vol 12.5%
Residual Sugar < 2.0 g/l
Titratable Acidity 7.2 g/L
pH 3.15
Production 1,130 cs
Sensory Profile
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.
Best consumed 2020 through 2022
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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