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|AMAROSÉ 2017 VQA Niagara Peninsula
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
||THE FOREIGN AFFAIR
|Bright day-glo pale pink colour. Intense, strawberry jam nose with some juicy apple puree notes. Somewhat sweet, medium bodied, spicy, honeyed, bright, strawberry flavours with a fairly crisp finish. This blend of 87% Pinot Noir blended with 13% Chardonnay of which 10% was refermented on the skins of dried grapes (ripasso) has 13.4% alcohol and 9 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. The recommended 2016 (**/**+) was released on June 10, 2017 at $18.95.
||Rosé Table Wine
Tangy, Spicy, Strawberry
|TASTING NOTE: The winery calls this \"a first-of-its-kind partial-appassimento rosé. The appassimento part comes from 10% dried Chardonnay added to the mostly Pinot Noir. I have no idea how they come up with these complicated formulas, but I do mostly like the results. It shows a pretty pink/salmon colour in the glass with a generous nose of strawberries, melon and a squirt of citrus. It has a creamy feel on the palate and is richer than some rosés we're seeing in Niagara but still, it has wonderful red berries and uplifting citrus accents on the finish. Score - 89 (Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com, April 13, 2018)
||vintages release - July 21, 2018
||168 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent