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2017 Kirby Gamay Rosé

$18.05

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Production: 140 Cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts

Vintage: 2017

Variety or Blend: 100% Gamay Noir

Vineyard Designation: Kirby Vineyard

Region: Niagara Lakeshore

Vine Age: 12-20 years

Soil: Clay and loam with some seashells and some sand

Wine Style: Dry

Oak: Neutral oak-aged for 5 months

Alcohol Content: 13%

PH: 3.3

TA: 7.4 g/L

RS: 3.3 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2022

Serving Temperature: 10 – 14 degrees Celcius

Winemaking:

This Kirby Vineyard Rosé is made from 100% Gamay Noir. The Gamay Noir grapes had a 10 hour skin soak before we took off some of the juice from the crushed fruit. The juice is pumped to tank for cold settling and clarification before racking to a secondary tank to start alcoholic fermentation. After the alcoholic fermentation starts, we transfer the fermenting wine to neutral barrels to finish ferment and to age for 5 months. This delicious rosé is then brought back to tank for fining and filtering before bottling.

Appearance:

Light salmon with a clear hue.

Aroma:

A fresh and lifted aroma of freshly squeezed pink grapefruit. Subtle notes of  honeysuckle, lemon grass and gooseberry follow. A fragrant and focused rose that is fruit-driven and lifted.

Palate:

A fresh, clean, light, crisp and acid focused wine. Although this Rosé is fruit-driven there are subtle tannins from neutral oak ageing which brings focus and a light texture. The same aromas of fruit on the nose carry through to the palate: grapefruit, gooseberry and fresh cut grass with secondary hints of vanilla and key-lime. Light bodied with a silky mid palate and an acid backbone that leaves you salivating for more on the finish.

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