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Sandhill Rosé 2016

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Sandhill Estate Vineyard

Sandhill Rosé 2016

87% Sangiovese and 13% Barbera

A delicate copper pink in colour.
This Rosé begins with a summer pretty aroma of wild strawberry, pomegranate, white cranberry and golden raspberry.
At first taste, expect a refreshing and juicy wine that is just off-dry with fruity notes of red berry, cherry and currant, then finishing dry-ish and spicy with hints of pomegranate and red berry tea.
Excellent with tapas; antipasto plates; whole grain summer salads; Greek salad; grilled salmon; crab cakes; grilled calamari; pissaladiere; grilled pork tenderloin; feta cheese; Tourtiere with tangy chili sauce.

The spring began with a blast of heat and a quick start to the season. Summer and fall cooled slightly allowing a slow, long ripening season, ideal for red varietals, and for expressive aromatic whites. The valley saw slightly wetter than normal conditions; however, the vineyards remained healthy. The southern Okanagan Valley experienced 1635 GDD (Growing Degree Days), representing higher than average heat units.
“This Sandhill Rosé is made from hand-picked Sangiovese and Barbera grapes from our Sandhill Estate Vineyard. Special yeast for fruity white wines was used to help capture flavours of juicy fruit. Cool, temperature controlled fermentation is key to delivering this delicious Rosé, with beautiful colour and a soft, full-bodied texture. Serve at a cool temperature for a refreshing experience. A versatile food companion”
Wine Making The Sangiovese (87%) and Barbera (13%) grapes were hand-harvested from Sandhill Estate Vineyard, and immediately upon arrival at the winery, were whole cluster pressed, separating the juice from the skins, and sent directly to tank for fermentation. The juice was then cool fermented with a special strain of yeast used for white wine, then aged in stainless steel to enhance the vibrant fruit characteristics.
Wine Analysis Alcohol 14.5% Dryness Code 1 Sugar 7.6 g/litre TA 6.38 g/litre Cellaring Enjoy now Release Date March 2017 Cases Produced 401
  1. From Start, Middle to Finish absolutely amazing Review by Rose
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    A Rosé that is very full in body. Earthy tastes, at first, opening into a long and rich and full middle with an amazing and never ending finish. Goes with so many foods from spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette, spaghetti and meat balls to a chicken curry. Relax and linger with this spectacular Rosé.

    The 2011 Sandhill Rosé was amazing but the 2012 is incredible! Thanks (Posted on 5/18/13)

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