2021 Sunset Rosé
Lower in alcohol than traditional rose wines with a fresh aroma immediately filling the glass with characters of fruit salad. Tropical fruits, strawberries and candied apple are most prominent while subtle hints of peach and plum follow. The palate bursts with tropical fruit. Banana, Starfruit, citrus, peach, plum and strawberry follow the first sip. This rosé is soft and refined, yet you can clearly feel the body of the Select Late Harvest Cabernet, holding the structure together in balance of acidity and sweetness. This rosé sips like a tropical sunset in the Caribbean.
This rosé is best served chilled and drinks well on its own. It does however pair well with seasonal fruits like strawberries, cherries, raspberries and later in the season, peaches, pears and plums. Have it with a mixed green salad topped with raspberries, slivered almonds and goats cheese or barbecue salmon filets. For something heavier - spin-up a rotisserie chicken with herbed, long grain rice and a seasonal vegetable medley.
Appellation: VQA Ontario
Blend: 87% Cabernet Franc, 13% Cabernet Franc Select Late Harvest
Alcohol: 10.5% ABV
Residual Sugar: 15 g/L