2017 LaStellina Rosato
We celebrate the fact that we make wine in a region where vintage variations play an important role. Typical growing seasons are a nightmare for commercial wineries interested in making consistent but boring wines. For us, however, it defines our interest in wine. We look forward to seeing what Mother Nature gives us to work with each year. It is the effects of each vintage on the finished wine that urges us to start verticals of our favourite wines then follow their evolution and discuss their merits at tastings with friends.
LaStellina made by combining both the “press” and the “bleeding” method. LaStellina is a Rosato with personality and elegance. It is very slightly off-dry and intensely aromatic. This style of Rosato will complement any hot summer day on the patio or by the poolside.The cabernet franc adds some beautiful spice and herbal notes, Sangiovese bring with it those classic bing cherry notes while the Merlot provides a melange of red and dark fruit notes.
Please note prices do not include applicable taxes or bottle deposit (PST 10% and GST 5%)
The off-dry and highly aromatic qualities of this wine complement dishes that sport spice or piquant flavours – Thai and Indian dishes would be a great choice! This wine will also work beautifully with strong cheeses – be sure to search out some local favorites.
|Region:||36% north of oliver, 31% Naramatta, 6% Osoyoos lake|
Selona: heavy clay and gravel mix/alluvial deposit and clay. Crowly: Gravely. Naramata Leased Property: Granitic with silt loam
|Age of Vines:||6-12 years old|
|Production:||874 cases of 750ml, 300 Magnums|
the pretty-in-pink LaStella Rosato 2017 blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Sangiovese brings boatloads of rhubarb, strawberries, and a hearty dash of white pepper to the glass.
Kurtis Kolt | Georgia Straight | Tasted: June 2018