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2020 Malbec Rosé

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SKU: 568980-20

The distinctive fruit flavours of the Malbec grape pair nicely with warm summer days and good company. This wine is currently showing aromas and flavours reminiscent of strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, pomegranate and rose petals and has a luscious, dry, savoury finish. A portion of our 2020 Malbec harvest was chosen for this unique, delicious summer wine. Serve slightly chilled


Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Malbec
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Harvest Date
October 2020
Bottling Date
March 2021
Alcohol %
12.2
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This wine is currently showing aromas and flavours reminiscent of strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, pomegranate and rose petals and has a luscious, dry, savoury finish. A portion of our 2020 Malbec harvest was chosen for this unique, delicious summer wine. The distinctive fruit flavours of the Malbec grape pair nicely with warm summer days and good company. Serve slightly chilled.
Vineyard Notes
The grapes for our Malbec Rosé were sourced from growers in the South Okanagan, including River Rock vineyard, our home vineyard which surrounds our winery in Oliver, BC. The vines were farmed sustainably with particular care and attention to canopy and water management. Harvest decisions were based on winemaker’s personal preference with particular attention to sugar/acid balance. The grapes were harvested in mid October. The vineyards are all located in the South Okanagan where soils are composed of alluvial deposits of rock, sand, and gravel laid down during the last glacial recession.
Production Notes
The Malbec was hand-picked, and destemmed. Approximately 60% of the fruit was left whole, uncrushed. Our Rosé is made in a traditional style where we cold soak the grapes for between 24 and 48 hours and then fully press, separating the pulp from the juice. In doing so, we are extracting some of the rich, dark Malbec color as well as some of the skin tannin which enhances the wine’s mouth feel. Then the clarified juice undergoes a cool temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The wine is further aged 3 months on the finer lees where complexity and mouth feel are developed. The 2020 vintage was then back sweetened slightly, fined, filtered and bottled. The result is a beautiful vibrantly colored rosé.
Food Pairing Notes
Brilliant with cheese and charcuterie on the deck in the early afternoon or have it with light grilled seafood. There is enough structure in this wine to be very food versatile or you can just enjoy it on it's own.

Product Reviews

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Paul Buffel
(Apr 10, 2021 at 9:46 AM)
One of the best Rose’s we’ve had the pleasure of tasting. Kudos to Riverstone for this exceptional wine.

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Sandra
(Apr 11, 2021 at 9:42 AM)
New Fav!

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Dawn Major
(Apr 19, 2021 at 9:01 PM)
This is a lovely rose! Way to go Riverstone, this will be my summer patio favourite.

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Quinn
(Apr 20, 2021 at 9:57 AM)
Great rose! Comparable to other high end rose's at much higher price points. Love the colour! We will definitely be buying more!

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Jenina
(Apr 22, 2021 at 2:51 PM)
This is a dry, savoury rosé with rich colour and flavour. The notes from above sum up the wine perfectly. Excellent structure that can hold well with aperitivo but is equally as enjoyable chilled while you sit in the sunshine. A must try.

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Deb Gibson
(Jul 8, 2021 at 3:16 PM)
The tasting notes above from River Stone describe this Malbec Rose well. I tend to prefer a full bodied red, so was pleasantly surprised when I tasted this Rose. The flavours are robust and full enough to handle most summer meals, and delightful as a summer sipper! I enjoyed the first taste so much I had to order another case!

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Heather A McAleese
(Jul 21, 2021 at 10:35 AM)
I am not a Rose drinker however I was served this at a social function. I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed it and went out and bought some the next day. Wonderful

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Teresa
(Aug 22, 2021 at 6:01 PM)
Lovely Rose’ I really enjoy sipping this on the patio with the girls!

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Mike Dreher
(Aug 31, 2021 at 12:30 PM)
A "full" rose - but still a delightful sunny afternoon patio treat. It's not overly sweet or dry. Beautiful balance.

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