Saignée, Culmina, Okanagan Valley VQA, BC, 2013, 14% abv.

It’s a beautiful, sunny, June afternoon and Canada’s women’s soccer team is getting ready to play in nearby BC Place stadium.  What better time than to enjoy a rosé that has been sitting in the wine fridge, just waiting for such an excuse.Culmina rose

This is produced at the Culmina Family Estate Winery, located on the Golden Mile Bench in Oliver, BC and owned by the Triggs family.  The Triggs are half of the famous former Jackson-Triggs / Vincor conglomerate that was bought in 2005 by US company, Constellation.

Produced from their Bordeaux varietal grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc) and in the saignée style, this wine sports a pretty shade of orange-toned salmon and relatively heavy legs.

The nose shows slightly heavy alcohol with light field berry, red pepper and herbs on a palate that’s fully dry.  Tannins are unobtrusive and the flavours mimic the nose with additional strawberry, light jalapeno and rhubarb.

Ever-so-slightly unbalanced because of heavy alcohol and with its mild nose, the palate and strong finish are the best parts about this rosé.  Allow yours to warm a little to taste the full benefits.

WSET Good plus.

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