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Rare Bird Rosé, 2019

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2019 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 11% ALC/VOL

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$28.84
  • Grenache
  • Malbec
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah

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Picture yourself ‘making tracks’ through the courtyard casually sipping rosé mid afternoon. This blushing Rooster has many different ‘feathers’ in the blend; 47% Pinot Noir. 30% Malbec, 21% Syrah and 2% Gernache. The Pinot Noir and Malbec did not receive any skin contact time and were pressed immediately upon arrival. The Syrah and Grenache were allowed a few hours of skin contact, then a small portion of the juice was bled off each tank ( a process called Saignee). The varietals were feremented and aged in Stainless Steel to preserve the fresh vibrant fruit aromatics. Limited production of 394 cases.

TASTING NOTES: ‘Pretty in Pink’ colour with a summer fresh aroma of strawberry, watermelon, crab apple, red currant, cherry and rose petal. The medium frame is supported by refreshing acidity. Flavours of red berry, currant and red cherry fill the mouth. Refreshing red fruits and red berry tea notes linger on the finish of this extra-dry rosé.

Fabulous aperitif or summer sipper. Enjoy with tapas, gourmet pizzas, pissaladiere, feta cheese, Greek salads, crab cakes, poached salmon, pan-fried panko crusted trout, spiced shrimp skewers, charcuterie plate, pork tenderloin with rhubarb sauce.

Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/L

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Tasting Notes

The 2018 vintage was a featured wine in March's Wine Club package, 2019.

 

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

 

Geographical Indication: VQA Okanagan Valley, BC
Varietal: Cabernet Franc (23%), Pinot Noir (20%), Malbec (18%), Gamay Noir (15%), Syrah (14%), Merlot (6%), and Petit Verdot (4%)
Vineyard: Various vineyards in the Okanagan Valley, BC
Cases Produced: 1,460

 

Appearance: Pale salmon in colour.
Nose: Lightly minerally nose of wild strawberries and watermelon.
Palate: Medium-bodied, just off-dry with a candied raspberry flavour kept in check by fresh citrus acidity.
Quality: Very Good+. Drink now.

 

Food Pairing: Seafood linguine with garlic and parsley, spicy Thai curry, lemon and oregano grilled chicken, grilled eggplant and hummus burger, bacon-and-egg potato salad, white wine and garlic mussels.

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