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LOCUST LANE ROSÉ 2021 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer HIDDEN BENCH
Assessed from a bottle provided by the winery. Bright pale salmon pink colour. Attractive, intense, slightly spicy, gently floral, wild strawberry, ripe, plum-apple purée nose. Dry, medium-light bodied, intense, bright, fresh, ripe, strawberry-plum-apple-cherry flavours with a lingering, mineral-tinged, crisp finish. This 2021 new organic blend of 92% Pinot Noir , 5% Viognier and 3% Chardonnay (new) has 12.4% alcohol and .8 g/L residual sugar with 6.3 g/L total acidity and bottling lot number 2022-04-06 on the lower part of the glass bottle.This whole-cluster pressed organic Pinot Noir along with a small saignée portion were fermented in neutral French oak and aged for 5 months prior to racking and blending. Recently bottled and initially coravined and tasted on May 20, it was retasted on June 5 and 17 and had risen from 90-points to 92-points. It still needs more time in bottle to come together - up 18 months. One of the top rosés tasted this year, it would be perfection for Canada Day served with poached fresh Atlantic salmon. CSPC 68833
Type Rosé 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: Hidden Bench's reputation for crafting wines of world-class elegance and sophistication is indisputable. This aromatic, floral, vibrant rosé exemplifies their quality-driven focus with grace and panache. It shows suggestions of peach, strawberry, rhubarb, savoury herbs, and a delicate touch of spice. This superb rosé has the versatility to pair with duck, grilled salmon, vegan chili, or grilled vegetable kebabs. Price $ 24.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 18, 2022
Cases bought 391 (12 bottles per case)

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