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|SPARKLING ROSÉ Charmat method, VQA Ontario
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Very bright pale pink colour. Gently sweet, honeyed, ripe, strawberry-crancherry nose. Dry, medium-light bodied, spicy, ripe strawberry-crancherry-citrus flavours with a crisp, effervescent finish. Ready-to-drink. Has 113% alcohol and 14 g/L residual sugar with a crown on the capsule. closure. Better than when it last appeared in Vintages (*+/**) on November 25, 2017 at $20.95.
|TASTING NOTE: Straight away it must be said the best of the Contraband sparklers is right here if nothing else but for the childhood memory of it all. In its aroma I recall the marshmallow dusted with strawberry sprinkles and a freshly opened pack of hockey cards. In winemaking I imagine concrete tanks and dusty, yeasty notes. Yes there is a nouveau adjunct to this blush bubble but it stays focused and the acidity is right in line. Who could not find it in their heart to pour this at a holiday soirée and again on Valentine's Day? Pleasure beyond the riesling and the chardonnay. Drink 2016-2019. Score - 88 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, Nov. 2016)
||vintages release - May 12, 2018
||51 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
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