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Montagu Cellars Rosé
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Montagu Cellars Rosé 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis rosé marks the return of much-missed Montagu Cellars, an insider cult wine made by beloved BC sommelier and restaurateur Tom Doughty. The bespoke winery was established in 2004 with Three Barrel Merlot, and that wine was the project's focus until 2010 when Tom suffered a massive brainstem stroke, nearly died, and had an extended and unexpected break from his career to concentrate on his recovery. Now that he has recovered and is back active in the wine industry, he has revived Montagu Cellars, this time working in conjunction with Michael Bartier of Bartier Bros., to produce this rosé. This peach-hued pink is a singular one at that, blending 58% gewürztraminer, 34% chardonnay, 4% merlot, and 2% muscat ottonel. Ripe strawberries, perfumed peach, pear, lychee is full on the plump palate, scented with exotic spices and dusted with sagebrush. Though off-dry, this is held aloft with juicy acidity through to the snappy finish. Welcome back Tommy.Tasted: 01 August 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 20.00 private wine shops Producer: Montagu CellarsDistributors: Stile Brands
Blend: Gewürztraminer - Chardonnay - Merlot - Muscat OttonelCSPC: 158943UPC: 626990255789