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2016 Underdog Rosé

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Production: 62 Cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurantaccounts

Vintage: 2016

Variety or Blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Vineyard Designation: Niagara Peninsula

Region: Niagara Peninsula

Vine Age: 10-20 years

Soil: Mostly clay and loam.

Wine Style: Off-dry

Oak: Neutral oak-aged for 5 months

Alcohol Content: 12.7%

PH: 3.38

TA: 5.05 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2020

Serving Temperature: 10- 14 degrees Celsius

Winemaking:

Our Underdog Rosé is made from 100% Pinot Noir. These Pinot Noir grapes had a 24 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 neutral barrels for alcoholic fermentation. After alcoholic fermentation is complete, we allowed the natural occurrence of malolactic fermentation to take place before aging for 5 months. Finally the wine was taken out of barrel and brought back to tank for stabilizing, fining and filtering before bottling.

Appearance: Bright ruby red with a clear hue

Aroma:

A fruity and floral nose with strawberry, sourcherry, watermelon and pomegranate.

Palate:

A full-bodied and well-balanced rosé showcasing jammy red fruits; pomegranate, sour cherries, cranberries and strawberries. The mid-palate has tannin and structure to support the fruit and acid from the skin contact and barrel aging. The secondary, malolactic fermentation, rounds the wine and adds complexity. There are secondary notes of flowers and honey in this fruit-driven rosé that stylistically drinks like a light red wine.

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