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2018 Rockway 9 Pink

2018 Rockway 9 Pink

Regular price $16.00


“After a short hiatus, the 9 Pink Spritz is back by popular demand. As a fun addition to the bottle, we have canned some in sleek 250ml slim cans. At only 9.5% alcohol, this wine is fresh and lively, with crisp citrus and red berry fruit notes. Perfect for the golf course, patio or wherever a can may go!” -Winemaker's note

Tasting Note:
Colour is pale pink. Aromas of citrus and lime are followed by candied red fruit and hints of watermelon. The palate is balanced with crisp acidity and a touch of sweetness. The slight spritz makes the palate lively and fits well with the wines lower alcohol of 9.5%. Fun and versatile. Tasted April, 2019

Wine Making Note:
Vidal fruit was harvested from our home site on October 5. It was fermented cold, using several yeast strains to promote a brighter, more complex profile. The fermentation was arrested when balance was perceived between acidity and residual sugar. Tank quickly chilled and sealed to retain maximum CO2. Bench trials concluded with a balanced blend consisting of: 94% Vidal, 3 % Baco, 2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet and a dash of Gamay.

Food Pairing:
Try with grilled kebabs, pizza margherita or fresh watermelon.

Technical Note:
Brix at harvest: 19
pH: 3.3
Total Acidity: 6.5 g/L
Alcohol: 9.5%
Residual Sugar: 17.8 g/L