2021 Patio 9 PinkRegular price $5.50
“After a short hiatus, the Patio 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
This wine is a pale pink thanks to a splash of Cabernet Franc. It has aromas of fresh green apple and candied cherry bursting from the glass. On the palate, are bright flavours of raspberry and sour cherry, and a seamless balance of acid and sugar. It is a great wine to share a toast with or pair with casual fare.
Wine Making Note:
Vidal fruit was harvested from our estate vineyard in October and the juice was fermented at 13° Celsius to retain crisp aromatic complexities. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours before being racked off its lees. The juice was then warmed to 14 degrees and underwent a cool long ferment in stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was stopped early to give us a low alcohol content while balancing the residual sugar and acid. The wine was then racked off its ferment lees and blended with a splash of Cabernet Franc to give it that beautiful pale pink. The Patio 9 Pink was then stabilized and filtered before canning.
Bring this along on all of your outdoor picnics and barbecues. It pairs wonderfully with watermelon feta salad, or grilled chicken and vegetable kebobs.
Brix at harvest: 19
Total Acidity: 6.8 g/L
Residual Sugar: 25.5 g/L