Gold Hill Winery 2013 Rosé (Golden Mile Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Date Tasted: October 14th, 2014
Tasting Notes: BC's darkest rosé, by far, nearing a medium-purple hue, opens with black currant liqueur, peach pit and cherry-cola aromas on the nose. Off-dry and fruit-forward, the palate skews a little 'hot', leaning on wild berry acidity and chewy, spicy plum flavours and texture to balance the 14.2% residual alcohol.
To achieve such a dark hue, the winery lets the crushed grapes have extended contact with the juice to extract maximum colour and deep, red wine-like aromas and flavours. As suggested by the winery, this is an ode to the darker rosé wines of Bordeaux, though, I've yet to come across one of those quite as dark as the Gold Hill version. Undeniably, this wine pushes the envelop of what would be considered a traditional rosé to most consumers - some will love it and some simply will not. Drink now-2015.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014 IconWines.ca