Tag Archives: rosé

Blanc de Noir, Rosé, Sea Star Vineyards and Winery, Pender Island, BC, Canada, 2017, 11.7% abv, C$24

un·ex·pect·edˌənəkˈspektəd/ adjective adjective: unexpected -not expected or regarded as likely to happen, as in”finding this world class wine on Pender Island was unexpected.” I’d wanted to visit the Sea Star winery on Pender Island, one of BC’s Gulf Islands, for … Continue reading

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Rethink Pink, Rosé, Joie Farm, Okanagan Valley VQA, BC, 2015, 12.5% abv.

Here’s an uncomplicated Rosé made with Gamay and Pinot Noir grapes by Heidi Noble for your back porch.  The colour of pretty, pink salmon, this wine has aromas of watermelon and cherry.  On the palate it’s mostly dry with a … Continue reading

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Bobal, Corazón Loco, Rosé , DO Manchuela, Spain, 13% abv, C$20

From a landlocked DO west of Valencia and Utiel-Requena off the southwest coast of Spain comes the Corazón Loco – the crazy heart – a rosé made from Spanish varietal Bobal.  Named after the Latin bovale for its (apparent) similarity … Continue reading

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Rosé, Faustine, Domaine Abbatucci, Corsica, 2014, 13% abv, C$45++

This rosé is made from Sciaccarellu (local dialect for Sciacarello) grapes grown on 18ha of 20 year old vines at Jean-Charles Abbatucci’s Demeter-certified biodynamic vineyards in Corsica. Abbatucci is a direct descendant and namesake of General Jean-Charles Abbatucci from Ajaccio who was … Continue reading

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Tantalus, Rosé, BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, Canada, 2014, 13.1% abv, C$19

Well, I have finally found a truly tasty one.  It has taken some time, but patience has proved to be a virtue.  The Tantalus 2014 Rosé is delicious.  Made using the direct press method from Pinot Meunier and blended with Pinot … Continue reading

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Miraval, Rosé, Jolie-Pitt & Perrin, Provence AC, France, 2014, 13% abv. 19.50 GBP / C$29 ++

There’s not much about this famous Brangelina – Perrin brothers product you can’t find on the internet.  A quick search brings up a mere 27,900 links on Google.  It was named on Wine Spectator’s 100 top wines of 2013 as the … Continue reading

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La Stellina, Rosato, La Stella Winery, Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, BC, 2011, 12% abv.

A pink Merlot wine from the Okanagan to start the festivities off for Andrew’s 15th birthday. Yes, I called it pink.  We call white wines, white and reds, red.  Pinks should also be pink – and not Rosé. We aren’t … Continue reading

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