What We’re Drinking: Wines of the Week
This week is National Rosé Day! You can’t go wrong with some of our favourites. Check them out below!
And if you haven’t already fallen in love with pink wine yet, read why you should be here!
Malivoire Ladybug Rosé – This leading Rosé took top marks in the 2017 Ontario Wine Awards, winning gold in the Rosé category, with Winemaker Shiraz Mottiar taking home the top prize of Winemaker of the Year ( + read our interview with him here!) If you want to sip this delish Rosé and discover what all the hype is about, be sure to get your tickets to our #WiNETARiO event where we sip the 2017 Ontario Wine Award winners!
Tasting Note: Malivoire is a local leader in sustainable winemaking. Fresh, zesty and bursting with red cherry and wild strawberry, this popular rosé defines ‘food-friendly.’ Refreshing with charcuterie and olives, goat cheese on endive or baked ham via LCBO
Find it at the LCBO for $16.95 here!
Château des Charmes Cuvée d’Andrée Rosé 2016 – Château des Charmes takes Rosé very seriously and we love that! Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this wine is some serious juice! It took home a silver medal at the Ontario Wine Awards and we can’t wait for you to sip it at #WiNETARiO
Tasting Note: Made from 100-per-cent pinot noir, this pink gem is dry and medium-bodied, with seductively silky-fleshy texture carrying vibrant flavours redolent of strawberry, raspberry and cherry. Substantial enough to stand up to robust foods, including grilled salmon or pork. Score – 90. (via Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail, June 28, 2016)
Find it for $15.95 at the LCBO here!
Kir-Yianni Akakies Xinomavro Sparkling Rosé – When we think of wines from Greece, we don’t often think of Sparkling Rosé wines – that’s why we were so excited to be introduced to this one that is made from the classic Xinomavro grape.
Tasting Note: Xinomavro can be used to craft a wide range of styles including dry reds and rosés, and the grape’s vibrant acidity makes it a great candidate for sparkling wine. This sparkling rosé version highlights Xinomavro’s elegance and complexity as well as its characteristic red fruit. Ripe and fresh with dominant strawberry, tart cherry and apple notes, this has a beautiful texture and superb balance. It will be a great addition to a barbeque featuring spicy ribs. (Vintages panel, July 2016)
Find it for $18.95 at the LCBO here!