February 22, 2019
This beautifully pink wine has aromas of strawberry yogurt, rhubarb, hibiscus, cranberry and a hint of Campino candies. On the palate this dry rosé offers bright acidity, light tannic structure and flavours of red currants, pink grapefruit, strawberry and crab apple, with a hint of spice.
Known for its colour and high vigour, Liquidity’s own rooted Dornfelder has been spur pruned and then shoot and fruit thinned to produce 3.25 short tons per acre. The Zweigelt, sourced from Naramata, has similar colour characteristics as the Dornfelder.
Zweigelt grapes from Naramata were harvested on October 5th and whole cluster pressed. Dornfelder from the Allendale vineyard was harvested on October 10th, destemmed, but not crushed and immediately pressed. The two varieties were fermented separately, lasting approximately 3 weeks. The finished wines were racked off lees, blended and aged in tank for 3 months, before filtration and bottling in late February 2019.
Food Pairing Notes
Although lovely for sipping on the patio, this savoury rosé is a great food wine, pairing with white sauced pizzas, summer salads, gazpacho and creamy cheeses.