Pixie NV
Rosehall Run
Region: Prince Edward County

90-Vic Harradine
Tasting Notes

A frothy blend of Vidal with a touch of Pinot Noir contributing flavour and a distinctive bright salmon colour. Pixie is barely off-dry, with peach, apricot and tangerine flavours and lively refreshing acidity throughout the palate.

Vidal is a hybrid grape variety developed in the 1930s. It was brought to Canada in the late 1940s and is used primarily to make icewine, as well as white wines and some wonderful sparkling pinks. Known for its floral and fruity aromas and bright acidity, wines made from this grape are typically ready to be enjoyed right away.

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.

Fruit comes from a blend of Rosehall Run’s Prince Edward County vineyards, as well as top producers from the Niagara Bench.

Charmat Method: The wine is put into a stainless steel pressure tank to undergo secondary fermentation before being bottled. Fermenting the wine together in one batch ensures that each bottle is exactly the same.

Wine Type: Sparkling

Variety: Vidal, Pinot Noir

Classification: VQA Ontario

Orientation: N/A

Appellation: Prince Edward County

Gradient: N/A

Soil: Clay loam over limestone

Farming Practices: Sustainable

Residual Sugar: 29 g/l

Alcohol: 11.7

Malolactic: No

Botte Size: 355 ml

Acidity: N/A

Other Practices: Sustainable, Vegan