Medium copper in colour. Raspberry and lilac aromas erupt
from the glass. Flavours of cranberry and rhubarb linger on
your palate while the finish is welcomed with bright and
vibrant acidity. Enjoy with a light salad or steamed mussels.
2021 arrived from one of the easiest winters we have seen
with no bud or vine death detected. Bud burst was a full
week ahead of 2020 so it was an earlier than normal start to
the season. Early spring was dry and cool. A light frost in
mid-May occurred but the vines were unscathed. May’s
average temperatures were between 20°C – 25°C. The last
week of June set records with a 7-day heat dome which
brought 43°C in Penticton. The remainder of July enjoyed
consistent heat with temperatures in the mid to high 30’s °C.
The first week of August saw some cloudy skies due to
smoke from fires, but the next 2 weeks of August were crystal
clear and hot with very little precipitation. August 20th saw
the cooler weather move in and 25°C became the norm.
September was beautiful, sunny and warm, 25°C – 30°C,
perfect for ripening grapes. Whites were harvested 10-14
days earlier than average. Because of the heat dome, the
estate vineyards were 15-20% down in tonnage but showed
excellent fruit quality.
This is the first release of our Hudson Vineyard Rosé
using 100% Pinot Noir grapes. This 14.23 acre
vineyard was planted in 2017 with 7 clones of Pinot
Noir. The grapes were hand picked & sorted in the
vineyard before transporting to the winery. The
production team treated these black grapes like a
white wine extracting juice with very minimal skin
contact leaving a very light colour. This wine was made
using 100% Hudson vineyard grapes.
This wine is meant to be enjoyed upon release. Drink this year into 2023 for best enjoyment!