Trail Estate Winery | 2019 'Surfer Rosa'
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11% abv | 750ml | Sparkling Rosé | Foxcroft Vineyard Niagara | Hillier | Ontario
"An accidental or experimental sparkling delight. 90% 2019 Barrel-Ferment Riesling that we ‘forgot’ to bottle along with 10% 2020 Cabernet Franc juice from the same vineyard. The 2020 juice addition creates just enough sparkle to make this a most delicious and natural summer rose. Bottled with no sulphur and no additives. Only 30 cases were made.
As with all our wines from the Foxcroft vineyard, this wine has reductive aromatics. With a bit of a swirl of the glass, they weave in between the citrus from the Riesling and the berries from the Cabernet Franc, showing up like salt in a breezy sea air. The wine has bright summer notes of strawberry, currants and cranberry. The palate has a mild grip of tannin, a bright acidity and beautiful rustic bubbles. Part punk, part pop. All alt. Remember outdoor summer concerts? So does this wine.
Open, well-chilled and slowly: It’s wild and unfiltered!"
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