Rosé of Pinot 2021
Rosehall Run
Region: Ontario

Tasting Notes

Aromas of ripe cherry, raspberry and guava. Medium-bodied, this dry rosé is perfectly balanced between primary fruit and acidity. The fruit carries through on the palate, along with some back end tartness on the finish. Chill and enjoy with grilled salmon.

Pinot Noir grapes are black-skinned and typically very difficult to cultivate. This grape variety is very well known internationally and is grown in most winemaking regions throughout the world. Its origins trace back to the Burgundy region in France. Canada has had great success with Pinot, producing renowned wines in Prince Edward County, among other regions.

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.

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. The Pinot Noir for this wine is sourced from the old vine South Block.

The grapes were harvested later than the previous vintage, resulting in a ripe, Tavel-style rosé. The grapes are given 18 hours of skin contact, before the juice is pressed into stainless steel for a long, cool fermentation.

Wine Type: Rosé

Variety: Pinot Noir

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: 12.5

Malolactic: Yes

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: N/A

Other Practices: Sustainable, Vegan