LCBO Vintages Release
Inspired by the rosés of Provence, Duckhorn’s “Decoy” Rosé is special amongst other New World rosé. The grapes were carefully monitored and specifically harvested at lower sugar levels, preserving their delicate aromatics while maintaining a crisp and refreshing mouthfeel. The juice was then fermented entirely in stainless steel, maintaining a purity of fruit aromas and refreshing acidity.
In 2017, abundant winter rain followed by mild spring temperatures yielded a slow start to the season. Careful pruning during the summer ensured excellent vine balance and shaded the grapes from the Sonoma sun. Late-season heat helped white and red grapes achieve perfect ripeness.
This crisp and elegant rosé displays enticing aromas of pink grapefruit and fresh-picked strawberries with notes of honeydew melon and raspberry. It is bright and balanced on the palate, with layers of vibrant fruit, subtly spice with creamy minerality.
“Lively citrus aromas on the nose transition to tangy grapefruit and cranberry flavors on the palate. There is great energy and concentration to this medium-bodied rosé with a surprising amount of depth.”
91 points + Editor’s Choice, Wine Spectator, July 2018