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LOCUST LANE ROSÉ 2020 VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer HIDDEN BENCH
Assessed from a bottle provided by the winery. Bright pale salmon pink colour. Attractive, intense, slightly spicy, floral, wild strawberry, ripe, plum-apple nose. Dry, medium-light bodied, intense, very bright, fresh, ripe, strawberry-plum-apple-cherry flavours with a lingering, mineral-tinged, crisp, Anjou pear finish. This 2020 organic blend of 95% Pinot Noir and 5% Viognier has 12% alcohol and 3.2 g/L residual sugar with 6.65 g/L total acidity and bottling lot number 20210409 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Only 800 cases produced, the whole-cluster pressed Pinot Noir along with a small saignée portion were fermented in neutral French oak and aged for 5 months prior to racking and blending. One of the best Rosés I have tasted this year, it would be perfection for Canada Day served with poached fresh Atlantic salmon. CSPC 68833
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hid Ben
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(92 points)
Elegant, Fresh, Dry, Bright, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Based on Pinot Noir and made using a combo of direct-press and saignée techniques, this certifiedorganic pink wine is perennially sleek and elegant, with suggestions of wild strawberry, rhubarb, fresh flowers and herbs riding a wave of brilliant acidity. Equally suited for chilling and sipping or pairing with food, it'll go with everything from summer salads to salmon to barbecued chicken. Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 26, 2021
Cases bought 392 (12 bottles per case)

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