NEW | 2018 Brut Rosé

NEW | 2018 Brut Rosé

Regular price $39.75
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In the glass, light magenta colour with a crystalline amber hue. On the nose, a rich bouquet of blood orange, toast, soil tones and rose petals, seamlessly supported by woodland strawberry notes distinctly coming from the Pinot Noir. On the palate, a panoply of poached apricot, toasted brioche, clover honey, and crème de cassis float on the satin-like mousse, leading to a lingering finish.

Varietal composition: 35% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier, 50% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12%
TA: 7.07 g/L
pH: 3.39
Dosage: 6 g/L (Brut)
Brix (avg. at harvest): 19ºBx
Aging: 3 years on lees
Recommended drinking: 2022-2025

Hand crafted with no chemical additions, naturally occurring wine tartrates, or affectionately known by industry professionals as “wine diamonds”, may be visible in some bottles.

FURTHER NOTES

The 2018 Rosé is the very first sparkling wine to be released from the eventful 2018 vintage. 2018 was a year of reckoning for Nova Scotia wine and was defined by an early summer frost that decimated 85% of our annual crop.

Such an event is arguably the greatest risk associated with climate change, as warmer winter temperatures have the potential to prematurely launch our vineyard’s seasonal vegetative cycle. After bud break, nighttime temperatures are required to remain above the freezing point throughout spring and early summer. While extensive losses were felt, we look for the silver linings - and this wine tells the incredible story of what did survive. 

When looking at the different variables involved in wine quality, there is a storied correlation between lower yields and concentration or flavour intensity. The reason is quite intuitive; all the energy available from the sun via photosynthesis is then redistributed to less fruit, making it more concentrated in the process.  

In studying the 2018 vintage and its nominal 15% of surviving fruit: imagine the qualitative implication of such a small percentage of grapes being on the receiving end of the full photosynthetic power of each plant.

Look for this blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier to feature unusual aromatic and flavour intensity. 100% wild fermented, aged exclusively in neutral oak and featuring a full malolactic fermentation, this wine is extremely limited in volume, but for all that it lacks in quantity…it proportionally gains in quality.