Glorious, silky, delicious.
A pale blushing apricot with a rose gold shimmer, this exquisite pink is made from Chardonnay (56%) and Gewurztraminer (42%) with a splash of Merlot for colour. The grapes came from Bartier's estate Cerquira Vineyard, comprised mostly granite glacial till with a sandy loam topsoil and from their Summerland Vineyard, which contains silt topsoil on mainly granite gravel. The wine was aged on lees in stainless steel for 4.5 months. It's a dry rose, weighing in a 2.7g/L residual.
Always one of my favourites, the 2020 features aromas of rose water and orange blossoms, peach stone and rhubarb with just a hint of strawberry. It's a joyous wine, juicy, slick and substantial; the finish is racy and trails candied citrus peel flavours.
Good First Impressions, Patio Sippers, Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, Cheese - Soft/Creamy, French Food, Creamy Dishes, Appetizers, Aperitifs, Cocktails, Desserts
©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-04-08 13:15:22.0