With many Ontario’s Rosé wines available this summer, our Savvy Sommeliers have made wine shopping easy for you. Order our One Dozen Rosés this month & you will receive 12 different Rosés & get to know about the person who made them with The Rosé Report. To tempt your taste buds,throughout the summer we will highlight a couple of must try Rosés.
Enjoy your summer!
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Cheers & enjoy the sunshine!
-The Savvy Team
Redstone is the latest venture by Moray Tawse to complement his name sake Tawse Winery in Niagara. Still under construction, Redstone will have a locally-inspired restaurant for you to visit on your next Niagara wine tour. We are excited to introduce you to Redstone & to include their wine in your One Dozen Rosés. This wine was just released and has limited production.
Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: “Absolutely too easy to drink” commented Monique as the Savvy Sommelier Team sampled this wine. Everything about this wine reminded us of country fair candy apples – the colour, the rich & delicious aromas & taste. While these descriptors conjure sweet thoughts, this Rosé is anything but sweet. Full bodied with juicy notes of honeysuckle, nectarine and white peaches, this is a well balanced wine with a dry finish.
Suggested Food Pairing: Grilled salmon, beet salad or Pad Thai would set the flavours of this wine in motion for an absolutely delicious food & wine pairing.
A small winery that proudly operates exclusively on solar power, Harwood Estates experiments with all kinds of technologies & grape varieties. This ‘Friends’ Rosé is created using Frontenac Gris grapes – a hearty hybrid – that is not widely known…or tasted. Wait until you try this wine! Named ‘Friends’ for the simple reason that the winemaker thinks that this an easy drinking wine to serve when your friends are together during the summer.
Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: WOW! What a full bodied Rosé. Usually as wine ages, it changes colour, but when our Savvy Sommeliers put glasses of the 2011 & 2013 vintage side-by-side, the colour surprisingly appeared to be identical. The difference is noticeable in the aromas & taste.
Reminiscent aromas of sweet cotton candy & candy apple, there is a sweetness on the nose, but definitely not in the taste. Flavours of over ripe red cherries, juicy strawberries, even strawberry jam make this wine so appealing. Nice acidity or zip that plays with the roundness of the mouthfeel. Hands down, the Savvy Team enjoyed every sip of this big Rosé wine.
Suggested Food Pairing: “Why not just sip on its own?” asked Eva during the Savvy Team tasting. Whether you pour a glass to enjoy on its own or with BBQed pork with mango chutney or a strawberry spinach salad, this wine is definitely different from every other Rosé wine in this assortment.
Prince Edward County
Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: Looks are deceiving…same striking colour as the 2011 wine with aroma & tastes that continue with strawberry, but this time there is a minerality that comes through in this vintage resembling rhubarb making the aromas & taste of the wine reminiscent of strawberry rhubarb pie. Added to that, “I think that there are Swedish Berries”, commented Meaghan and immediately the other Sommeliers in the Savvy Team agreed that she nailed the descriptor on the head.
Suggested Food Pairing: Similar to the 2011, enjoy on its own or slip into your picnic basket.
~ Recipes to Enjoy with your Rosés ~
From Wish Magazine
1 large cantaloupe, peeled, seeds removed and roughly chopped
½ cup of orange juice concentrate, frozen
1 cup sparkling wine, chilled
Fresh mint for garnish
Place serving bowls in freezer to frost.
In a food processor or a blender, puree cantaloupe & orange juice until smooth.
Chill until ready to serve. Just before serving, pour soup into a jug. Fill only half full. Gently pour in sparkling wine (watch out that it may froth up). Stir to combine.
Serve in frosted bowls with mint garnish.
Have your fridge full of Rosé wines all summer long
There are 2 ways to always have refreshing Rosé wines on hand:
#1 – Order additional bottles of your new found favorite Rosés from this assortment. Simply call the Savvy Team on 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926).
#2 – Continue to receive One Dozen Rosés in August – a completely new selection of hard-to-find Rosé wines will be delivered to you. To order, call us or visit savvycompany.ca/rose
One Dozen Rosés – with Savvy Company you can drink pink all summer!
Sue-Ann Staff Rosé VQA 2012 – 2 bottles (Gold medal at Ontario Wine Awards 2013)
Château des Charmes Rosé Cuvée d’Andrée VQA 2013 – 2 bottles
Ravine Vineyard Cabernet Rosé VQA 2012 – 2 bottles
Tawse Winery Rosé VQA 2012
Tawse Winery Growers’ Blend VQA 2013
Enjoy…and remember to Clink & Drink Pink!