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Wednesday, April 25 2018

Top 10 : BC Rosés

By: Treve Ring
Think pink, drink pink, make it local

Consistant with the blooming of colourful cherry blossoms across BC is the flush of local rosés.

We've tasted through the first flock of 2017's, and more are popping up weekly. So far I've been very impressed with the high quality of the 2017 wines (rosés and whites) that I've tasted: fresh, lively, pure fruited, purposeful. Rosé, though such a quaffable, friendly wine, can easily be overwrought by heavy hands (extraction, residual sugar, oak, yeasts, etc.). The ones that impress have felt effortless: light, taut, savoury, subtley fruited, finely structured and dry. 

While the sun is still shining here in late April, we wanted to bring you a Top 10 BC Rosés, ready to welcome in May's flowers. There are a mix of 2016 and 2017 rosés here to get you started. Watch for more local and international rosés, including sparkling, to be posted over the coming weeks. As the wines arrive, we are tasting and posting, so they're as fresh as possible for your spring/summer sipping. 

Written By: TR
Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Treve Ring is a writer, editor, judge, consultant, educator and certified sommelier based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. After completing her Art History degree with Distinction from the University of Victoria and being exposed to the world of wine business at Christie's in London, England, she switched gears, leaving the realm of art for the world of wine.