The delicate hue of this wine might mislead you to think that its flavours could be similarly muted, but we’re here to tell you: that’s absolutely not the case! Aromas of wild strawberries and cream jump out of the glass, and are joined by a burst of ripe stone fruit and citrus. The red fruit profile carries through to the palate, as does the rich, stone fruit character. Not without substance, this Provence-style rosé is mouth-filling and textural, with juicy acidity and a gentle tannin structure that bring both balance and focus to the wine. The finish is dry, savoury and mouth-watering.
Aromas of wild strawberries and cream jump out of the glass, and are joined by a burst of ripe watermelon, grapefruit, and white pepper. The palate is refreshingly dry and satisfyingly savoury. Delicate in colour, perhaps, but not without substance; this rosé is mouth-filling and textural, with juicy acidity and a gentle tannin structure that bring both balance and focus to the wine.
Amalia Vineyard, Osoyoos West Bench (Sandy loam) - Syrah
Our dedicated rosé block was hand-harvested, sorted, destemmed and pressed immediately; minimizing maceration time as much as possible. The pale juice was transferred gently into a stainless steel tank, where it was cold settled for 48 hours, and then racked, warmed and inoculated with a selected yeast strain. The ferment was kept cool (under 13C) in order to maximize aromatic expression, and was racked and chilled upon completion. The wine was then stabilized, filtered and bottled.The second lot was made in a saignée method, wherein a small fraction of free-run juice was drained from our Syrah/Viognier co-ferment, after about 8 hours of cold soaking. This juice then cold settled for a further 42 hours, before being racked, warmed and inoculated.
Following alcoholic fermentation, the two lots were racked and blended. The wine was then stabilized, filtered, and bottled in January.
This wine is as beautiful to drink as it is to look at. The grapes, grown specifically with this wine in mind, are truly the star of the show here. In the cellar, we wanted to intervene as minimally as possible, and by doing so, we were able to achieve a really harmonious and varietally-expressive rosé.
Food Pairing Notes
Classic: Mediterranean flavours (think olive oil, seafood & fresh vegetables), canapés and hors d'oeuvres, summer salads, white meats, salmon.
Adventurous: Turkey dinner, sushi & sashimi, Middle Eastern cuisine, Mexican dishes, Indian curries.