2022 Syrah Rosé
Oct 18, 24 & 26, 2022
Now and over the next 3+ years.
February 14, 2023
Aromas of wild strawberries, raspberries and cream jump out of the glass and are joined by a burst of ripe watermelon, grapefruit, white peach and florals. The palate is refreshingly dry and satisfyingly savoury. This rosé is mouth-filling and textural, with the strawberries and cream from the nose carrying right through to the palate. Juicy acidity and gentle tannin structure bring both balance and focus to the wine.
Herrera Vineyard, Keremeos, Similkameen Valley Amalia Vineyard, Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley Shuttleworth Creek Vineyard, Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley
Our dedicated rosé blocks were 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.
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. Syrah lends captivating aromatics and structure to this rosé each year. It seems absolutely crazy to me that more Okanagan wineries aren’t taking advantage of the grape’s delicate side in this way. In the cellar, we intervene as minimally as possible, and by doing so, we’re 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.
97% Syrah, 3% Viognier 145 cases produced