Mixed Holiday feature
This 2018 Rosalie is the fifth vintage of our well known “Rosalie” Rosé Sparkling Wine. Named in honour of our proprietor’s mother, Rosalie is a stunning example of how a Pinot Noir Rosé sparkling can be both refreshing and decadent.
Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier are the classic white wine grapes of France’s Rhône Valley appellation, making the Hermitage one of the most enduringly prestigious wines of the region. We pride ourselves on our unique vineyard, which include some of the oldest vines in Ontario along with a few rare varietals for the region. Nothing is more special, in our opinion, than our Marsanne vines, which remain unique to us and continue to thrive, despite our cool climate and the challenges it presents.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc wines dominate the Bordeaux and Loire Valley.
Roslaie Rose Sparkling: Crafted exclusively from the Pinot Noir grape, on the nose, ripe raspberry is complimented by a touch of rhubarb and zesty orange peel. On lees for two and a half years, there is a vibrant acidity on the palate helps express beautiful tart strawberry and white cherry notes. This finish remains crisp and dry with hints of grapefruit and peach.
Marsanne Viognier: 75% Marsanne and 25% Viognier. On the nose, notes of lemon and pineapple are complemented by undertones of orange blossom, deepening into sweet vanilla extract and a touch of macadamia nut. With a lean acidic backbone, pineapple and citrus remain bright and structured on the palate.
Soldier’s Grant Red: A medium bodied Cabernet blend, consisting of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Syrah and 22% Cabernet Franc. For this particular vintage, 14% of the Cabernet Franc was dried out in the appassimento style. Maturing in French and American oak, the nose shows tobacco and eucalyptus, complemented by notes of raspberry and sour cherry. Bright strawberry and cherry combine to create a vibrant and rich palate that demonstrates bold notes of leather and a hint of smokiness. The appassimento style is evident in both the approachable tannin and incredibly smooth finish.
Kew Vineyards Mixed Holiday feature