2017 Reserve Rosé
Crisp and refreshing with notes of wild strawberry and fresh raspberry balanced with vibrant acidity. A perfect summer sipper! Serve lightly chilled for optimum delight.
Merlot (63%), Shiraz (37%)
August 31st - September 25th, 2017
Our 2017 Reserve Rosé was sourced from our estate vineyards in Osoyoos. First planted in 1997, the Osoyoos Vineyard is the region’s most southern area and is comprised of arid benchlands that benefit from the lake’s effect providing the region with more than 200 frost-free days. The combination of the loamy sand soil and wonderful warm climate allows the grapes to completely ripen for full flavour.
The 2017 growing season started later than anticipated due to a cool, wet spring; but a record-breaking dry spell followed in July and August with temperatures above seasonal norms. The late start resulted in a lower yield than expected but that reduced yield, along with a warm, dry summer, resulted in small, concentrated berries that produced wines of exceptional depth and intensity.