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Roche Texture Rosé
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16½/20

Roche Texture Rosé 2019

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe zweigelt grape may not be a household name but when it comes to rosé, grape varieties matter less than the style of the wine. Roche Texture Rosé 2019 is made from a small block of 20 year old, own-rooted zweigelt vines, organically farmed and wildly fermented. Pale and pretty apricot hued, the aromas are arresting with wild berries, peppery spice, and herbal scents. Take a gulp and you’ll find eye-popping, mouth-watering acidity followed by a rush of crunchy tart red fruits like cranberry, red currant and rosehip. It does indeed have a nice slippery texture, and a long, emphatically dry, slightly briny finish. It’s an intense, focused rosé that’s built for food with the kind of body and acidity to slice through charcuterie, pulled pork, or unfussy grilled bratwurst. Dylan and Pénélope Roche are remarkably experienced young winegrowers, with a tiny estate on the Naramata Bench. Their wines are intimate and pure, with a deceptive and touching simplicity that is, of course, complexity in disguise.Tasted: 21 May 2020Tasted by: DJ KearneyPrices: BC 21.00 winery direct Producer: Roche WinesDistributors: Cru & Terroir
Blend: Zweigelt - SchönburgerCSPC: 622811UPC: 626990214342