Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Region: Okanagan Valley-VQA
Bottle size: 750 mL
Unoaked and refreshingly juicy, this Rosé has vibrant aromas of grapefruit, rhubarb and strawberry with a touch of white pepper and cinnamon on the nose. A lush, ripe palate follows with wild strawberry and rhubarb flavours with a bright, full mouth-feel. Slightly off-dry, this delightful wine pairs well with classic Mediterranean cuisine such as olives, salami, and medium to strong cheeses.
Winemaker: Robert Summers
Growing conditions: The 2017 growing season was one of marked contrasts overall, however, it was an outstanding year. The season commenced with above normal precipitation, resulting in rapid early vine growth which necessitated increased grapevine canopy management in late spring. The wet spring was followed by a classic Okanagan summer of hot, dry weather. This provided ideal growing conditions for superior vine growth and berry development and ensured the grapes reached full phenolic ripeness.
Winemaking notes: This vintage underwent a 48 hour cold soak to coax the fresh strawberry and rhubarb aromas from the skins, followed by gentle pressing to develop the desirable pretty pink hue. The wine was then fermented slowly in stainless steel at cooler temperatures, stopping just short of dryness to retain the natural fruit flavours that express the fruit forward essence.
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