Rosé Bag in Box 3L
October 7 - November 10, 2020
This Monster is ready to be set free upon release. Drink Now.
PINK POWER! Pale watermelon in colour with enticing aromas of garden fresh strawberries. Flavours of ripe cherries with notes of rhubarb and watermelon on the finish. Crisp acidity and a hint of sweetness make this rosé demonstrably cheerful and optimistic.
2020 began with a rapid winter cold snap that saw temperatures drop from 3 °C to -18 °C in a matter of 8 hours. Cross sections of the dormant buds confirmed no vine damage. Full vineyard budbreak in Osoyoos happened April 15, Skaha Bench on April 20, and Penticton April 29 – a little later than average. Early June was cool and wet in the Okanagan Valley. The weather started improving June 18th with the real Okanagan heat arriving the second week of July and staying until mid- September. Autumn was beautiful with temperatures between 20-25 °C through to early October. A surprise snowfall late October saw 8 cm of snow fall and the race was on to get the grapes into the winery. 2020 provided its challenges but with the summer heat and extended autumn it was another great vintage in the Okanagan Valley.
The French technique known as saignée was used to make the Monster Rosé. This process produces rosé wine as a by-product of red wine fermentation. The grapes were harvested at 22ºBx. Juice from the Merlot, Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet Franc harvest was extracted from the grapes before any significant skin contact occurred. It was then cold settled & fermented at 15ºC to preserve the bright fruit flavours.
71% Malbec, 13% Syrah, 11% Merlot, 3% Muscat, 2% Cabernet Franc