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Emandare Vineyard Traditional Method Rosétext
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15¾/20

Emandare Vineyard Traditional Method Rosé 2018

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaFrom the stressful 2018 vintage (they were frosted out in April, losing close to 70% of their crop), this pinot noir was picked on October 4 with a decision to make fizz. After 6 hours soaking, this was pressed, native fermented in barrel and left on lees for 3 months prior to racking to stainless. They used some of the original pinot noir juice to kick off the 2nd ferment, leading to 7 months on lees. Very young and primary, light frizzante on the palate, moving juicy cherry, and zesty red berries on the finish. Very limited amounts made of this fresh, zippy fizz.Tasted: 29 April 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 50.00 winery direct Producer: Emandare VineyardGrape: Pinot Noir