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  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2021, Bronze Medal

Ladybug Rosé, 2020

Shipped and sold by Malivoire Wine Company

2020 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 12% ALC/VOL

Availability: In stock

$16.95
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Gamay
  • Pinot Noir

Critic's Rating93 pts

Description

Brighly perfumed of rich strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb and watermelon.  A sip is juicy, mouth-filling and tasting of dark cherries and other red berry fruits, pomegranate and Granny Smith apple.  The finish is long and fresh.

Composition:  47% cabernet franc, 46% gamay and 7% pinot noir.  Pressed from grapes grown specifically for this wine, picked as grape sugars averaged 21.2° Brix.

The berries were destemmed, crushed, and sent to tank.   The mixture of crushed grapes and free-run juice cold-soaked for between two and twelve hours before pressing.  Cold-fermentation and stabilization were completed in stainless steel before bottling in March 2021.

Dry: 5.5 g/L residual sugar

At the time of bottling, alcohol measured at 12%, residual sugar 5.5 grams per litre, titratable acidity 8.5 grams per litre and pH 3.47.

Vegan friendly. Certificed sustainable.

Food companions: Chill to near 10° C and serve with chicken wings, barbecued poultry, turkey, ham or oven-fired pizza. Enjoy now though 2023.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

93 pts

Delicate aromas of watermelon, strawberry and raspberry can be coaxed on the nose. It’s graceful, even elegant on the palate with a perfectly balanced river of pure ambrosia on the palate showcasing ripe black cherry, racy pomegranate and sweet-tinged watermelon adorned with notions of apple and pear. This is value packed, medium-bodied with good mouthfeel and plenty to like on the crisp, refreshing finish an aftertaste. Pour on its own or pair with a charcuterie board or pan-seared Atlantic salmon or potato salad adorned with chunks of smoked salmon.

- Vic Harradine, Winecurrent.com

Awards:

  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2021, Bronze Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2021, Bronze Medal

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