2020 Soleil Rosé

Brut

SKU: 385906 Region/Producer: Format:
Pinot Noir lends notes of fresh strawberry and floral aroma to this Traditional Method Sparkling rosé. Sprightly bubbles create a lively and refreshing palate. Naturally vegan-friendly and gluten free.
91 – John Schreiner – March 2020 – This is a delicious traditional method sparkling wine made with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. The Pinot Noir dosage no doubt bolstered the pink colour, the fruity aroma and the flavours of strawberry and cherry, The residual sugar, which lifts the flavours, is superbly balanced with lively acidity.
2017 vintage GOLD winner in the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards 2018. 2011 vintage SILVER winner Northwest Wine Summit.
Terroir – Salish Sea: Soils consisting of sandy gravelly marine over sandy gravelly morainal leading to schistic clay at 12-16′ depths. Elevation sloping 3° seaward. Hot to moderate day temp, cooling at night from the ocean breeze. Very mild winters, seldom reaching below 0°C. Farming: VSP (Vertical Shoot Position)/cane pruning (single and double cane). Sustainable farming methods, no synthetics and minimum organic certified products used
Traditional method. Grapes are harvested earlier than table wines to ensure a higher acidity. Free run press only to stainless steel. Primary fermentation in tank, secondary fermentation in bottle. Triage minimum 19 months. 24-36 preferred. Riddled and disgorged at low temperature to ensure wine integrity
Grapes: Chardonnay – Clone 76 – Burgundy, Saone et Loire Pinot Noir – Clone 828 – Burgundy, Coté-d’Or Pinot Noir Dosage
Fresh oysters, warm summer evenings and celebrations

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40 Knots Winery

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