Sumac Ridge 2018 Private Reserve Rosé
The Sumac Ridge Rose exudes character! Crisp and invigorating with fruity strawberry, raspberry, and watermelon. The nice, light finish makes it perfect for anything from formal dinners to a night on the patio.
A warm spring followed by a cool and wet fall allowed for great flavour development without the loss of any acidity or overripening. Aromatic varietals such as Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Grigio developed marvelously with excellent structure and aromatics. The red varietals are more Burgundian in style with bright fruit flavours and light finishes.
This Merlot dominant blend is pressed lightly on the skins in order to give off excellent fruit structure with none of the tannins that typically come from extended skin contact or hard pressings.36%Merlot, 28% Syrah, 17.5 % Malbec, 9.5% Cabernet Franc, 9% Pinot Noir.
Food Pairing Notes
The bright fruit flavours and crisp finish of this wine make for a mouth-watering addition to a wide variety of dishes; from cheese plates, to grilled meats and even seafood. Try it with watermelon and halloumi salad, finished with a Sumac Ridge Rosé vinaigrette and grilled salmon in a dill sauce. This wine is great with a variety of cheeses including: Burrata, Feta, Halloumi and herbed Goat cheese.