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.
“Wine of the Week: A light-colour and light-bodied Californian rosé produced with mostly Grenache wine grape. Perfect pairing to spicy finger food and grilled shellfish dishes. Aromas of cotton candy on the nose, dry with ripe stone fruit, pink grapefruit and lime zest flavours on the palate.”
90 points, Natalie MacLean, April 2019