Production: 203 cases
Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
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: Dry
Oak: Neutral oak-aged for 5 months
Alcohol Content: 12.3%
TA: 6.15 g/L
RS: 3.0 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2023
Serving Temperature: 10 – 14 degrees Celcius
Our Underdog Rose is made from 100% Pinot Noir. These Pinot Noir grapes were harvested for specifically making our Underdog Rose, which means
we harvested with the perfect balance of acid, sugar and flavours. The grapes were whole cluster pressed in our gentle Diemme bladder press and is pumped to tank for cold settling and clarification before racking to neutral barrels for alcoholic fermentation. After alcoholic fermentation is complete, we allow the natural occurrence of malolactic fermentation to take place partially but not completely. We decide by taste when to stop this secondary fermentation before aging for 5 months. Finally the wine is taken out of barrel and blended together back in tank for stabilizing, fining and filtering before bottling.
A wild salmon colour with a bright pink hue.
A fresh fragrant nose of salmon berries, tangerine rind, golden plums, and hints of spice.
Soft and integrated on the palate. The fresh fruit characters are married with subtle neutral oak flavours and texture. A balanced acidity showcasing red fruits, candy floss and delicate hints of subtle oak. The mid-palate is very balanced and smooth, it has light tannin, creaminess and refreshing acidity to support the fruit driven characters and barrel aging flavours. The secondary, malolactic fermentation, rounds the wine and adds complexity. There are secondary notes
of watermelon, rose petal, cranberries and grapefruit in this fruit driven rose.