93 pts

Cuvée Rosé NV

Tasting Notes

The mousse is creamy and fine, but the wine is dry and quite bracing with a long, fine finish of fruit skin, ripe stone fruit and light toast. Sparkling wines such as this, with their hint of sugar, bright acidity and carbon dioxide have all the necessary tools to age well for years. Although delicious and perfectly appropriate to drink this wine immediately, this wine will change and mellow through 2023.

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$29.95

APPELLATION

VQA Niagara Peninsula

VINEYARD

Various

GRAPE VARIETY

54% Chardonnay
46% Pinot Noir

BRIX AT HARVEST

18.5

ALCOHOL CONTENT

12.5%

RESIDUAL SUGAR

10 grams/Litre

This is an LCBO Vintages essential

Suitable as the perfect aperitif to serve friends and family on arrival at between 5 and 8°C. This wine will pair nicely with shellfish or poached fish in pink sauces, smoked salmon or tuna tartare, charcuterie plates or antipasti. Although not sweet enough to pair with dessert, try with high fat creamy fresh and bloomy rind cheeses such as Upper Canada ricotta drizzled with honey and topped with toasted, candied nuts. Will marry nicely with fresh strawberries in season drizzled with a little aged balsamic or topped with cracked pepper.

 

93 pts

Carolyn Evans Hammond, The Toronto Star

“In the glass, the wine shines deep coral and the fragrance calls to mind bakery-fresh strawberry custard tarts. It's the kind of wine you want to just keep nosing. Then, when you finally take a sip, the attack is enchanting. Tightly stitched flavours beam in lifted and pure, loosen slowly to reveal a touch of raspberry jam, a twist of lemon zest and butter croissant - then slowly retreat and leave behind a fine sifting of stone. The wine's well-toned fruit laced with shimmering acidity tastes clean as a whistle, crystalline and elegant with soft, creamy mouse lending texture to each sip. The effect is crisp and dry, lively and refreshing - bit not too lean. It's a bargain. Score 93" Toronto Star August 11, 2022

90 pts

Rick Vansickle, Wines In Niagara

The blend for this “vintage” of the non-vintage Rosé is nearly an even split between Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with a splash of Gamay for “visual effects,” and a low dosage of sugar that keeps this refreshing sparkler fairly dry (10 g/l). On the nose, look for aromas of strawberries, cherries, rhubarb and a touch of brioche and minerals. It has a dry, refreshing feel on the palate with a vigorous mousse that gives bounce to the bounty of red fruits through a super-charged finish. “It appeals to everyone for any occasion,” Colas says.

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