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: 12.5%
TA: 8.9 g/L
RS: 4.5 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 8 – 12 ° C
This Kirby Vineyard Rosé is made from 100% Gamay Noir from the Kirby Vineyard in the Niagara Lakeshore sub
appellation. The harvest date was chosen when the flavours were ideal and ripe. These
Gamay Noir grapes had a 10 hour skin soak before we took off some of the juice from
the crushed fruit. The juice was pumped to tank for cold settling and clarification before
racking to a secondary tank to start alcoholic fermentation. This delicious rosé was then
racked clean to another tank before a light fining and filtering took place and then we bottled.
Bright cheery with a clear hue.
A very berry rosé! Fresh and lifted aromas of sweet ripe of strawberries, cherry lemonade and candy floss. A fragrant
and focused rosé that is fruit-driven and concentrated. Secondary aromas are subtle
and quietly show themselves as the wine wine opens and evolves.
Similar to the aromas, the palate is full of red fruits including sour cherries, watermelon, rhubarb, pink grapefruit and red
delicious apples. A clean and refreshing rosé that drinks similar to a white wine with its light
body and dry finish. An acid-driven rosé with bright fruits for balance, a tight focused palate
and salivating finish. This is your perfect patio sipper and pairs well with light appetizers,
seafood and salads.