October 7 - November 7, 2020
This Monster is ready to be set free upon release. Drink now.
Rose petal pink sparkles in the glass. Rosie has returned for her sixth release to excite the palate and delight your taste buds! Awaken your senses with aromas of raspberries and watermelon. Strawberry pops on your taste buds with elements of rhubarb and vanilla. Rosie makes this perfect pairing for optimistic sunny summer days.
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.
Each of the varietals in this wine was handled separately and blended to taste after fermentation completed. Juice from the Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, Muscat and Cabernet Franc harvest was extracted from the grapes before any significant skin contact occurred. It was then cold settled and fermented at 15 Bx to preserve the bright fruit flavours. 4 g/l of residual sugar and moderate carbonation adds both richness & excitement to the finished wine.