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2016 Vaïla Rosé

Winemaker's Notes

Made with the “presse method” this rosé is produced from the gently pressed juice of Pinot Noir grapes and entirely steel tank aged. It is a serious, yet fun, delicate wine absolutely perfect for summer. The 2016 Vaïla sitting at a very sensible 13.5% alc./vol. and presents a very pale salmon colour along with explosive aromas of rhubarb sorbet, pink grapefruit rind and the amazingly bright and crunchy red fruit BC rosés are increasingly becoming known and famous for.

Please note prices do not include applicable taxes or bottle deposit (PST 10% and GST 5%)

Pairings

Charcuterie and artisan cheeses make for a classic pairing.

Region:Okanagan Valley
Soil Type:

Varried

Age of Vines:various- mostly in late teens
Yield:3.5
Production:909 cases
Alcohol:13.5%
Aging:Stainless Steel tank

90 points

This is a superb bone dry, purpose grown and pressed pinot noir rosé. It has the generous crunchy red fruit pf the Okanagan Valley and its signature ripeness and richness, grafted on a medium-full bodied frame – 13.5% alcohol declared – more southern Rhone than Provence in weight. Lots of pleasure here. Drink or hold a year or even more; no rush here. Tasted April 2017.

John Szabo (MS)  |  Wine Align  |  Tasted: April 2017

90 points

This is 100% pinot noir rose. It has a bright, moderately deep, orange-pink colour. The nose shows pretty, quite youthful somewhat reductive aromas of sour cherry jam, herbs and struck flint. It’s mid-weight, quite intense and very dry, with intense flavours and very good length. A touch of youthful CO2 on the palate as well Some bitter cranberry-redcurrant fruit on the finish. Tart and juicy. Best latter half of 2017 through 2019. Tasted April 2017

David Lawrason  |  Wine Align  |  Tasted: April 2017

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