2014 Rosé Sparkling
Estate Bottled | VQA — Niagara-on-the-Lake
Our Rosé sparkling is a classic blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir made in the traditional method. The pronounced salmon colour comes from using Pinot Noir as the dosage. We bottle age this wine on the lees for a minimum of 18 months and disgorge each bottle just before it leaves our hands. The practice of “RD” or recently disgorged, a sign of quality and attention to detail on the part of the producer. This is a beautifully expressive wine that engages all your senses. The flavours will remind you of ripe strawberries but the wine is dry and refreshing with lots of tiny bubbles.
Vineyard Manager's Notes
The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for our sparkling wines are among the first grapes we pick each year. We hand select bunches right in the vineyard, looking for good ripeness while still retaining high acidity. We include grapes from all four of our vineyard sites in order to help maintain the consistency of aromas and flavours in the cuvée each year. Note that this wine is vintage dated, a rarity among sparkling wines.
Bosc Family Food Pairings
This is a yummy wine for sipping while making dinner. It is fresh and crisp so it will also pair with many appetizers; from smoked salmon to chicken satay.
|Harvest Date||Alcohol||Brix at Harvest||PH||Total Acidity||Cases Produced||Residual Sugar|
|September 15 & 14||12%||20.2/19.5˚||3.18||5||750||10.0 g/L|
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