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Pinot Noir Rosé

Pinot Noir Rosé Wine Details
Price: $17.90 per bottle

Description: We make rosé because we love drinking it and we believe it to be the most versatile wine to pair with food. We make our rosé from premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay (as is done by the best houses of Champagne) because they compliment each other so well. We prefer this combination because the Pinot Noir ripens consistently well in the North & Central Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys producing fresh strawberry and cherry flavours and aromas without any oxidative or cooked character. Chardonnay helps to liven the acidity further and brings beautifully complimentary citrus character that adds to the complexity of the wine. We prefer a slightly off-dry style to give better mouth feel and greater definition to the fruit flavours. We believe in using the best possible grapes rather than those that were not good enough for the red wine, as is done in many cases the world over. We believe in pressing the wine off of the skins rather than bleeding it off of the red wine so that we are able to extract maximum flavour and complexity. We prefer standard fermentation rather than carbonic maceration because we derive cleaner flavours and greater individual character in the wine.

Varietal Definition
Pinot Noir:
The name is derived from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. By volume most Pinot Noir in America is grown in California with Oregon coming in second. Other regions are Washington State and New York.During 2004 and the beginning of 2005, Pinot Noir became considerably more popular amongst consumers in the United States, possibly because of the movie Sideways. Being lighter in style, it has benefited from a trend toward more restrained, less alcoholic wines. It is the delicate, subtle, complex and elegant nature of this wine that encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world."


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