The Malbec grapes for this Rosé were grown specifically for this wine, on a steep southern-facing slope of Clos du Soleil’s La Côte Vineyard on the Upper Bench of the Similkameen Valley.
The strawberry hues of this wine announce the delightful aromatic profile.
This delicate and complex Rosé wine greets the taster with aromas of rose petals, cherry, and pomegranate.
The flavours dance across the palate with a swirling blend of wild strawberries, cranberries, ripe cherries, and lime zest. Soft on the palate, but crisp, dry and with a long finish. This 100% Malbec Rosé is delicate, uplifting and food-friendly – everything a Rosé should be.
From a winemaking perspective the focus was on gentle-handling of the juice and wine, to protect the beautiful flavours and aromas. After harvesting the grapes were destemmed and very lightly crushed, then soaked under dry ice for 6 hours. This was followed by gentle pressing, and then fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Oxygen contact was kept to a minimum, and the fermentation was slow and cool. The wine was aged on its lees and not handled again until a light filtration just prior to bottling.
It makes a perfect pairing with salmon, roasted chicken, soft cheeses, or just a sunny day and a picnic blanket.