Rosé Nouveau 2022
8% Alcohol & Low Calorie
Wine Club Member Price $23.39
October 12th - October 31st, 2022
Deep rose petal pink. Bursting with aromas of fresh strawberry and peach with a hint of citrus. A robust palate of juicy watermelon and red fruit is well-balanced with bright acidity. Enjoy as the perfect summer sipper or with a light olive oil based pasta or salad.
The 2022 vintage arrived from a very challenging 2021 winter with an arctic outflow that lasted for almost 2 weeks. Fortunately, all of our vineyards escaped the extreme cold unscathed. The rest of the 2022 winter was seasonal with the occasional dip in temperature past -8°C. Cool early spring temperatures led to a bud burst that was 10 – 14 days later than average and a slow start to the growing season. The cool weather and above average rainfall persisted through the entire spring. By the end of June, the weather had turned around and the typical dry, hot summer weather arrived and persisted until mid-August. A couple of typical Okanagan heatwaves came our way in July. Mid-August saw two weeks of unruly summer storms during which our vineyard on Upper Bench Road suffered a 15% crop loss due to hail damage. September was beautiful with +30°C temperatures for the first two weeks and clear skies throughout. For the last two weeks of September and the entire month of October the weather was beautiful with +25°C every day making these two months perfect for ripening grapes.
Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir bunches were hand picked and sorted in the vineyard. The extracted juice from the crushed grapes was left on skins for three hours, then cold settled and fermented at 15 °C to preserve the bright fruit flavours. The yeast consumed most of the grape sugars leaving 3.0 g/l and yielding a wonderfully complex dry fruit forward Rosé. During its fermentation life, each varietal was kept separate to ensure proper care of each grapes qualities. The finished wine was then treated with modern membrane technology to remove the ethanol but leave the colour and aromas of the wine intact. Enjoy a glass of this delicious Rosé for only 85 calories.
This wine is meant to be enjoyed upon release.