2016 Vaïla Rosé

2016 Vaïla Rosé

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.

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  • Meat-Based
    Charcuterie and artisan cheeses make for a delicious and classic pairing.

    Plant-Based
    A tossed baby greens salad with fresh berries and warmed vegan cultured cheese on a summer day.

  • Region: Okanagan Valley
    Soil Type:

    Varried

    Age of Vines: various- mostly in late teens
    Yield: 3.5
    Production: 909 cases
    Alcohol: 13.5%
    Aging: 13.5%
    2016 Vaïla Rosé Spec Sheet (PDF)
    Spec sheets for other vintages

Slideshow Items

  • 90 Points

    A pretty dress tinged with a salmon color. A fresh nose with an average intensity of notes of rhubarb, pink grapefruit, orange peel and a pleasant tip of salinity that repeats in the mouth. Slightly rustic, but gives a lot of happiness to the aperitif or with a smoked salmon bagel.

    Michelle Bouffarde
  • 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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