LCBO Vintages Release
Were we ever excited to see this wine land in Ontario! A dry rosé, it is one of those rare birds that can stand alone on a hazy summer night or play well with a range of dishes year round. It combines hand-harvested Sonoma County Grenache, Merlot, Sangiovese, and Syrah from Carneros, Alexander Valley, and Dry Creek Valley. Fruit was whole-cluster pressed with little skin contact to minimize colour extraction and maintain delicacy. Following a long, cool fermentation the finished wine aged sur lie for a little over two months prior to bottling.
This rosé is a classic Oeil de Perdrix shade, the colour of a Champagne diamond. Delicately aromatic on the nose with notes of pomegranate, golden delicious apple, and white flowers. It is racy and ethereal on the palate, with flavours of citrus blossom and creamy minerality. The mid-palate displays fresh, vibrant acidity. This is a versatile rosé that you’ll be sure to enjoy with food or without: spicy Thai noodles, roast chicken with peppery green salad, grilled salmon, sushi, fresh goat cheese, salty thick-cut potato chips.
“Dry, refreshing, and lively with bright, crisp acidity; a first-class rosé at an excellent price.”
91 points, Anthony Diaz Blue, April 2018