Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts
Variety or Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard Designation: Niagara Peninsula
Region: Niagara Peninsula
Vine Age: 15 years
Soil: Mostly clay and loam with stones
Wine Style: Dry
Alcohol Content: 11.5%
TA: 8.1 g/L
RS: 5.0 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2026
Serving Temperature: 8 – 12 degrees Celcius
Our Underdog Rosé is made from 100% Cabernet Franc. These Cabernet Franc grapes were harvested for specifically making our Underdog Rosé, 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 another stainless steel tank for alcoholic fermentation. We decide by taste when to stop the alcoholic
fermentation to capture the best flavours and balance. Finally the wine is racked to a clean tank for stabilizing, fining and filtering before bottling.
A pale salmon colour with a clear hue.
A fresh fragrant nose of fresh picked strawberry, watermelon, Granny Smith apple and Anjou pear. Subtle underlying aromas of spring time blossoms, star fruit, pomegranate and citrus rind follow on the tantalizing nose.
Fresh, crisp, a very well balanced rosé that is well integrated on the palate. The fresh fruit characters are married with subtle leesy flavours and texture. This wine has a balanced acidity showcasing juicy red fruits including fresh green apple, juicy pear and watermelon. The mid-palate is very balanced and smooth, it has a light creaminess and refreshing acidity to support the fruit driven characters. There are secondary notes of strawberries, white cranberries, pomegranate
and grapefruit underlying in this fruit driven rosé. This rosé is meant for all day! Drink on a patio and pair with fresh summer salads:
strawberry and spinach or a fresh goat’s cheese, endive and pomegranate salad.