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Dry Rosé 2021
Rosehall Run
Region: Ontario
Country:Canada
Awards

N/A
Tasting Notes

Raspberry, watermelon and currant on the nose. The palate is elegant, with notes of tart raspberry, cherry and cranberry all framed by lip-smacking acids. The finish is surprisingly long. Chill lightly and pair with shrimp kebabs or roasted vegetables.
Varieties

Gamay, like the Beaujolais region in which it thrives, is often misunderstood and underappreciated. Depending on how it is grown and vinified, it can produce simple, light fruity wines (Beaujolais Nouveau) as well as bigger, structured reds showing cherry, berries, pepper and roasted notes (Cru Beaujolais).
Region

Nestled on a peninsula on the north shore of Lake Ontario, a short drive from Kingston, the Prince Edward County wine region sits on a bed of porous limestone. This is crucial for creating the mineral, brightly acidic wines the region is known for. The vineyards benefit from breezes off of Lake Ontario, keeping the temperature down on hot summer days and cool at night. “The County” was first settled in the late 18th Century and, after years of farmland agriculture, began growing grapes in earnest by the early 2000s.
Vineyard

The land where Rosehall Run chose to establish its roots was previously known by local farmers as “Hungry Point”, where conditions were dry, winds were harsh and shallow-rooted plants did not always thrive. It turns out vinifera grapes are right at home here! The vines dig deep into the earth, gathering enough water and nutrition from the mineral-rich clay to produce ripe, concentrated fruit.
Winemaking

Field blended grapes are gently pressed into stainless steel, given some maceration for a few hours, then left to undergo a long, slow fermentation in temperature control to retain primary fruit. The wine is gently filtered and bottled youthful.

Wine Type: Rosé

Variety: Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo

Classification: VQA

Orientation: combination of North and South facing slopes

Appellation: Prince Edward County

Gradient: 10 degrees

Soil: Hillier clay and calcareous limestone

Farming Practices: Sustainable

Residual Sugar: 3 g/l

Alcohol: 12

Malolactic: Yes

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: N/A

Other Practices: Sustainable, Vegan