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Rosé, 2022

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2022 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 12.3% ALC/VOL
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
Critic's Rating 90 pts

Varietal: Cabernet Franc 45%, Syrah 45%, Viognier 10%  100% BC Grown

Tasting Notes: The wine has a elegant soft Provence rose color with floral aromas and flavors reminiscent of strawberries, raspberries and rose petals. It has a bright acidity and a delicate lasting finish.

Winemaking: The grapes for our Rose were hand picked, and destemmed and skins broken in the crusher. This year we pressed the Syrah immediately to limit color extraction. Our Cabernet Franc had 4 hours skin contact time before pressing then combined with the Syrah juice prior to fermentation. The blend was 50/50. Then the clarified juice underwent a cool temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine was further aged 3 months on the finer lees where complexity and mouth feel are developed. After final blending with a small amount of Viognier and back sweetening slightly to balance the wines natural acidity we fined, filtered, and bottled.

Residual Sugar: 6.46 g/L

Critic's Rating

Some rusticity here and definite skin-induced aromas, likely pinot noir in origin and therefore some tannic tisane moments. Strawberry sweet on the palate, not particularly grippy and ultimately lovely if not exciting. Lacking a bit of acidity. Drink 2023-2025. Tasted blind at NWAC2023, June 2023.
- Michael Godel, WineAlign
  • 2023 All Canadian Wine Championships, Silver 2023 All Canadian Wine Championships, Silver
  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Silver Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Silver Medal
  • Connoisseur Note(s):

    Bright and beautiful rose blended from 45% Cabernet Franc, 45% Syrah, and 10 % Viognier. Colour is lovely and delicate coming from very light extraction from the Syrah grapes, and 4 hours skin contact with the Cabernet Franc before pressing. Aromas of cherry, strawberry, orange, and watermelon, with light floral notes. Light to medium bodied with medium+ acidity, ripe and slightly tart berries on the palate along with a touch of fresh oranges, and a beautiful lengthy finish with a touch of minerality. Enjoy with salmon or pork. 90 Points — Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 (nataliemaclean.com)

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    • 2023 All Canadian Wine Championships, Silver
    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Silver Medal