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AMAROSÉ 2017 VQA Niagara Peninsula
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer 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. CSPC 388702
Type Rosé Table Wine
Agent Cor Dis
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating **(87.5 points)
Tangy, Spicy, Strawberry
LCBO Note Status
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) Price $ 18.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - July 21, 2018
Cases bought 168 (12 bottles per case)

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