Seven Directions Wine 2013 Zweigelt Rosé (West Kelowna) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Date Tasted: August 29th, 2014
Production: 245 cases
Tasting Notes: A dry, fruity and unique rosé produced from 100% Zweigelt grapes sourced from a single-vineyard in West Kelowna. If you're not familiar with Zweigelt, don't beat yourself up, many are not. It's a cross between two equally lesser-known grapes, blaufränkisch and St. Laurent and is most commonly grown in Austria, where it was developed in the 1920's.
As a rosé, the Seven Directions' version has retained much of its Zweigeltiness with sour cherry, fresh mineral, peppercorn spice and perfumed floral notes on the nose and palate, with added, classic 'blush' characters of strawberry and cranberry. A generous dose of crab apple acidity keeps the palate refreshing, perhaps a little too much so, as the balance sways slightly sharp through the finish where spice and mineral flavours linger moderately.
If you're looking for a unique and spicy rosé, this is your wine. Enjoy it in its youth.Drink now-2016.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014 IconWines.ca