2017 Meyer Family Pinot Noir Saignee Rose`

Varietal: Rose`

Region: Okanagan Falls

Country: Canada

Vintage: 2017

Alcohol: 13%

Bottle size: 750 mL

This beautifully dry Rose is fresh and bright, making it a perfect pairing for the summer! Ideal temperatures, minimal rainfall and cool crisp nights lead to beautiful fruit coming off the vines throughout September and October. The Pinot Noir was sourced from a combination of three vineyards with each having their own unique aspect, elevation and soils which has produced a rosé wine with great complexity while still maintaining a stylistic elegance and finesse.

This wine was produced using the traditional saignée method of draining off juice from our Pinot Noir ferments in the early stages of cold soaking. With only 12-hours of skin contact, the juice was then transferred to stainless steel vats where it went through partial indigenous fermentation and remained on its lees for four months before being bottled. The wine went through a natural malolactic fermentation.

Winemaker: Chris Carson

Reviews:

2017 National Wine Awards of Canada Voted:
#2 best small winery in Canada (under 10,000 cases produced per year)
#12 best winery overall in Canada
#6 best winery in BC

Winemaker Notes

To produce the finest quality wines in the traditions of burgundy, we followed certain philosophies, strategies and techniques in production. Each wine reflects the single vineyard of its origin, the soil, the climate, the slope. Hand harvested, hand crafted, with great attention to detail, we take pride in each bottle of wine. Meyer Family Vineyards wines are produced on two main vineyards, the 1.62 hectare Old Main Road vineyard on the Naramata Bench and the 6.9 hectare McLean Creek Road vineyard in Okanagan Falls. - Chris Carson

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