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Sandhill Sangiovese Rosé Block No C9text

Sandhill Sangiovese Rosé Block No C9 2022

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis single block of Sangiovese was planted in 1999 at Sandhill Estate Vineyard, located on the Black Sage Bench. It seems perfectly destined for this rosé, which for my money is consistently one of the best in the Okanagan. It pours a beautiful pale copper hue with a clear restraint and delicacy to the fruit, which is direct pressed. It's reserved at this stage, with time in the glass revealing layers of white grapefruit, cantaloupe, and lemon alongside orange blossoms, rose water, and sea spray. It's clearly a rosé that you don't need to rush to drink, and I'd love to see how this improves over the next 3-4 years, with a richly textured, concentrated palate that benefits from aging in neutral barriques for three months.Tasted: 25 April 2023Tasted by: Geoffrey Moss MWPrices:
BC$30.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Sandhill WinesDistributors: Andrew Peller Import Agency
Grape: SangioveseCSPC: 480536UPC: 058976503148