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Cuvée Rosé, NV

Shipped and sold by 13th Street Winery

NV Niagara Peninsula 750 mL ,13% ALC/VOL

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$27.95
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir

Critic's Rating90 pts

0/5 4 4 Review(s)

Description

The medium cranberry pink hue. The nose hints at aromas of ripe red berry, mineral, light spice and subdued notes of barley sugar which will develop with further bottle age during which the reaction Maillard takes place. The mousse is creamy and fine, but the wine is dry and quite bracing with a long, fine finish of fruit skin, ripe stone fruit and light toast. Sparkling wines such as this, with their hint of sugar, bright acidity and, of course carbon dioxide have all the necessary tools to age well for years. Although delicious and perfectly appropriate to drink this wine immediately, if you happen to forget a six pack or two in the cellar, don’t fret as this wine will age gracefully for 3 or more years as long as the cellar is a steady cool and the bottles are not exposed to direct light of any kind.

Suitable as the perfect aperitif to serve friends and family on arrival at between 5 and 8o C. This wine will pair nicely with shellfish or poached fish in pink sauces, smoked salmon or tuna tartare, charcuterie plates or antipasti . Although too dry to pair with dessert, try with high fat creamy fresh and bloomy rind cheeses such as Upper Canada ricotta drizzled with honey and topped with toasted, candied nuts. Will marry nicely with fresh strawberries in season drizzled with a little aged balsamic or topped with cracked pepper.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

90 pts

“This top-drawer Niagara sparkling wine uses the traditional method also used in Champagne of the second fermentation in the bottle. ...with a toasty, crisp profile and lovely persistence of tiny bubbles that bead along the sides of the flute glass. Fantastic Fried Chicken Wine”

- Natalie MacLean, nataliemaclean.com

Connoisseur Note(s):

“This reasonably-priced staple from 13th Street is a Pinot Noir-driven blend with Chardonnay and a touch of Gamay added. It spends two years on the lees. The newest release is primarily from the 2012 vintage. The nose shows fresh red berries, lovely yeasty-toasty notes and a subtle anise accent. The colour is a rich pink hue that is luminous in the glass with an energetic mousse. The flavours range from rich cherries and raspberries to bolder cranberry and toasted vanilla. Showing more elegance than the previous version with a clean and fresh finish.”

- 90 pts, Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com

“"Pale reddish-garnet appearance; this smells like table pinot noir (non-fizzy) with pungent, grapey, red berry fruit - inviting if not terribly complex. Admittedly, I'm drawn back again and again for additional sniffs and tastes - this would make a fine food bubbly to serve with game birds, quail or duck. Tasted November 2013. Value Rating: **"”

- 89 pts, John Szabo MS, WineAlign

“A lovely traditional method rosé from pinot noir and chardonnay with a maturing colour. Notes of strawberry and cherry on a palate that is clean and rather rich. Moderate complexity with smooth, creamy bubbles. Good value. Tasted June 2015.”

- 89 pts, Sara D'Amato, WineAlign

Reviews

  • 2015-06-26

    Wine expert and Sommelier Michelle Bouffard writes about this wine on the MWC Wine Blog: "A blend of 61% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, and a dash of 4% Gamay, this sparkler spent 18 months on... More

    2015-02-06

    Wine expert Michelle Bouffard wrote about this wine on the MWC Wine Blog: "The sparkling rosé has a nice creamy texture and tons of character. Expect a slightly tannic structure with bursting... More

    2014-12-18

    Wine expert Kurtis Kolt wrote about this wine on the MWC Wine Blog: "Even at the dinner table, sparklings can work well with things like salads, creamy pastas, poultry, seafood and more. There... More
  • 2014-09-18

    Wine expert Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson wrote about this wine on the MWC Wine Blog: "The Cuvée 13 Non-Vintage Sparkling Rosé is made from traditional Champagne grapes – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay –... More

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