Expression Cabernet Rosé 2022 (250mL can)
Pale pink in the glass. The nose is intense with aromas of wild strawberries, candied cherries and a touch of roasted jalapeño pepper. The palate is dry, with refreshing acidity and flavours of cherry tarts, and blood orange. The finish is long and persistent with lingering notes of candied berries.
MIX & MATCH WITH
Expresion Pinot Grigio 2021 (250mL can)
Expression Riesling 2021 (250mL can)
VQA Niagara Peninsula
Select Niagara Peninsula
68% Cabernet Franc
18% Cabernet Sauvignon
BRIX AT HARVEST
Wine, like art, is an expression. An expression of the winemaker’s style, the vineyard’s terroir, the grape variety, and your taste.
Drink well chilled on release with caprese salad, grilled tuna or a charcuterie board. Will soften and develop further complexities with medium-term aging.
In 2022, a polar vortex swept through Niagara late January, leading to record lows in temperature. The cold persisted through much of the first quarter causing the growing season to be slightly delayed (Bud break recorded May 17th). Upon the arrival of spring, temperatures reverted to seasonal averages causing rapid growth within the vineyard. Conditions throughout the summer were warm and dry with little precipitation leading to full phenolic maturity across all varieties. Harvest began in early September with Chardonnay for sparkling. Followed by aromatic whites and lighter reds such as Riesling and Gamay in late September through early October. Later ripening reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were harvested mid-November concluding harvest. Conditions throughout harvest were favourable consisting mostly of dry, warm days and cool nights with little precipitation. Overall quality was good to excellent, but yields were very low.
Also available in 750ml bottle