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Sandhill Rosé 2017

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Sandhill Estate Vineyard

Sandhill Rosé 2017

Gamay Noir (73%) and Merlot (27%)

A delicate coral pink in colour.
This Rosé begins with a summer pretty aroma of melon, peach, raspberry, watermelon and white currant.
At first taste, expect a refreshing and juicy wine that is just off-dry with fruity notes of melon and strawberry, then finishing dry-ish, with hints of red currant, pomegranate and melon.
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.

A cool, wet spring gave way to a late start to the growing season, which led directly into a hot summer with a record breaking dry spell. This accelerated the ripening, bringing the fruit back on track. September brought cooler weather, slowing the ripening and allowing a good window for picking. This resulted in wines that are more balanced with lower alcohols and higher natural acidity. Overall, the 2017 vintage was lower in heat units than 2016 but still higher than average.
Wine Making The Gamay Noir (73%) and Merlot (27%) grapes were harvested from Sandhill Estate Vineyard, and immediately upon arrival at the winery, were gently 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 12.8% Dryness Code 1 Sugar 7.0 g/litre TA 5.4 g/litre Cellaring Enjoy now Release Date April 2018 Cases Produced 1303
  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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