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Blue Grouse Quill Rosétext

Blue Grouse Quill Rosé 2021

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaWith grapes from the northern Cowichan Valley, this gamay is rooted in silty loam soils. Destemmed grapes were crushed into tank and on skins for 24 hours before fermentation in stainless. The ferment was halted to preserve a blip of RS (4.1) to offset the island acidity. It aged 3 months on lees prior to bottling. Pouring a deep blush hue, this glossy rosé is filled with strawberry jam, tangerine pith, and candied apple, dusted with baking spices on the snappy finish. Acidity is high, and alcohol is low (11.5%), making this a friendly choice to crack into this summer.Tasted: 27 July 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$24.99750mlwinery direct
Producer: Blue Grouse Estate WineryDistributors: Coastal Craft Beverages
Vintage West Wine Marketing
Grape: Gamay NoirCSPC: 38927