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|MALIVOIRE VIVANT ROS╔ 2017 VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Extremely pale salmon pink colour. Slightly spicy, youthful, faintly leesy, honeyed, baked apple-plum nose. Dry, light bodied, faintly leesy, fresh apple-plum flavours with a very crisp, unoaked, high acid finish. This REPEAT Pinot Noir based rosÚ has 12.5% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar balanced with 8 g/L total acidity plus a screwcap closure. The 2017 (**/**+) was last released on May 12, 2018 at $19.95. TONY ASPLER / 89-points / BUY - Minerally, gently spicy cranberry bouquet; medium-bodied, dry, red apple and lemon flavours.
||RosÚ Table Wine
Dry, Bright, Spicy
||A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
|TASTING NOTE: The 2017 Vivant the finest of the three vintages of this wine produced thus far. It's now the mid-tier rosÚ from Malivoire, made from pure pinot noir grown on the Beamsville Bench, and the ripeness and balance have been nailed perfectly. Like the previous editions it's crafted in a pale, bone-dry, Provenšal style, with fruit firmly in the tart red berry, citrus-lemon, green apple and white grapefruit spectrum. Acids are terrifically bright and lively on a midweight, crunchy frame, and the finish lingers nicely. Relatively to the slightly more expensive Moira Vineyard pinot rosÚ from Malivoire, I find this has a little more cut and vibrancy, if a touch less concentration. But concentration is of course not everything. Great value. Score - 91 (John Szabo, MS, winealign.com, March 13, 2018)
||vintages release - August 4, 2018
||279 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent