Sparkling Rosé X is medium-bodied, fragrant with citrus and crisp orchard fruit and a hint of toasted bread crumbs on the nose. The effervescence keeps the slightly off-dry palate crisp on the finish. A worthy salute to this exciting moment in time. Savour it chilled with grilled salmon, a fresh summer salad and all your parties this summer.
We salute all pioneers and everyone that supported us in building this new wine region, which is now proud to carry its Lillooet VQA label.
The grapes for this wine were sourced from three remarkable vineyards in Lillooet. Pinot Gris from a small block in Fort Berens' Dry Creek vineyard, that Heleen prunes and thins each year. Chardonnay from the newest vineyard in Lillooet: Fraser Bench, owned by Keith & Jodi Pawloski. The gorgeous colour comes from a block of Marechal Foch vines, planted in 1970 by Robert Roshard and are dearly called "Papa's Old Vines" by Christ'l Roshard and Doug Robson, who continue to care for the vineyard. These grapes were harvested early September and fermented together in a stainless-steel tank. The secondary fermentation was completed in a pressure tank to make the wine sparkling and shine for this very special occasion.