The Foreign Affair Winery only ships products within Canada.

Sparkling Rose, NV

Shipped and sold by The Foreign Affair Winery

NV Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 12% ALC/VOL
  • Chardonnay
  • Malbec
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
Critic's Rating 89 pts
With a delightful and persistent effervescence as a result of Charmat method fermentation in stainless steel, this wine displays lovely flavours of tart green apple, citrus zest & morello cherry. The Appassimento (dried) Riesling portion contributes to an elegant body weight and finish. Enjoy now to take full advantage of this wines vibrant fruit and freshness, it will continue to evolve well however through to 2025.

Critic's Rating

A smartly priced charmat style blend of Riesling with a bit of Gamay and Malbec (mostly for colour). It’s bright and lively on the nose with persistent effervescence and plenty of citrus, apple, and red/dark berries. It’s flavourful and zesty on the palate with citrus, green apple, and berries. “This is just way more fun than serious sparkling,” said winemaker Rene Van Ede. “I have no problem crushing this bottle.”
- Rick Vansickle - Wines in Niagara
  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Bronze Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Bronze Medal
  • Write Your Own Review
    You're reviewing:Sparkling Rose
    Your Rating

    This wine was featured in December 2023's Wine Club package.

    Geographical Indication: VQA Ontario
    Varietals: Riesling (82%), Malbec (7.5%), Sauvignon Blanc (7.3%), Chardonnay (3.3%)
    Vineyard: Crispino Vineyard
    Residual Sugar: 11.3 g/L
    Cases Produced: 300

    Appearance: Bright. Pale salmon colour with lively bubbles.
    Nose: A delicate bouquet of cherry, red berry fruit, orange, and peach.
    Palate: Medium acid, light body. Excellent balance with tantalizing notes of strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, lime, and sweet green herbs.
    Quality: 90 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding. A wonderful Charmat method bubbly to celebrate the holiday season.

    Food Pairing: Chicken schnitzel, teriyaki salmon with baby bok choy, crispy herbed flatbread with spicy hummus, falafel wraps with tahini, and herb-crusted pork tenderloin with sweet potatoes.

    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Bronze Medal