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2022 Malbec Rosé

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SKU: 568980-22

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 2022 Malbec harvest was chosen for this unique, delicious summer wine. Serve slightly chilled.

Deborah Podurgiel - Certified Sommelier and Wine Writer for Natalie Maclean rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

"River Stone Estate Winery Malbec rosé never disappoints and the 2022 vintage even looks summery in the glass. Bright pink with a touch of coral and enticing on the nose with medium-intensity aromas of fresh rhubarb, strawberry, watermelon and honeysuckle. On the palate, the wine is just dry, medium-bodied with red currant, fresh Rainer cherry, rhubarb, strawberry weighty and filling the mid-palate. Nicely balanced with medium-plus-acidity and there is a touch of tannin on this food-friendly rosé. Chill and enjoy it with veggie kebabs and turkey burgers from the grill."

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Wine Specs
Okanagan Valley
Vineyard Designation
River Rock Vineyard & Other
Harvest Date
October 2022
Bottling Date
March 2023
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The grapes for our Malbec Rose were sourced from growers in the South Okanagan, including River Rock Vineyard, our home vineyard which surrounds our winery in Oliver BC. The season started with bud break on April 27th. The weather was cool in May and through June with flowering 2 weeks later than usual. August also had cooler than normal nights. Early September was wetter and cooler than normal but was followed by a return to seasonal norms up to the end of October. Harvest decisions were based on winemaker’s personal preference with particular attention to sugar/acid balance and flavor. The grapes were harvested October 18th. The vineyards are all farmed with exceptional care and attention to canopy and water management ensuring the best possible quality of fruit.
Winemaker Notes
The Malbec was hand picked, and destemmed. Our Rose 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 wines 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 2022 vintage was then 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

Nicole's Gravatar
(Aug 25, 2023 at 6:03 PM)
One of my favorites! Will hopefully be able to grab another case before it sells out!

Sheri Klassen's Gravatar
Sheri Klassen
(May 5, 2024 at 12:40 PM)
So refreshing and delicious! This is one of my favourite roses!

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