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1 Mill Road Pinot Noir Rosétext

1 Mill Road Pinot Noir Rosé 2022

East Kelowna Slopes, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis pinot noir rosé is the first release from vineyard to bottle for Ben Bryant and Katie Truscott, the new stewards of 1 Mill Road. This release reflects a new direction for the brand, not just in terms of the new packaging, but also the extension of the portfolio with its first rosé. It's all about restraint, reflecting the North Okanagan terroir of the East Kelowna Slopes from which the fruit is sourced, as well as the moderate 2022 vintage. Clocking in at just 12.2% abv, it shows a combination of bright pink grapefruit and delicate red berries, accented by a subtle floral accent. There's lovely purity and balance, bone dry (0.3 g/L residual sugar) without being austere, in a style that is immensely moreish. The Okanagan needs more brands like 1 Mill Road and more people like Ben and Katie. I eagerly await the next chapter.Tasted: 24 March 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$38.00750mlwinery online $228 6-packs only
Producer: 1 Mill Road VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 300839UPC: 628942298691