Pozza Vineyard Cabernet Franc Rosé 2019
October 17, 2019
This dry Rosé reflects the beautiful food-friendly rosés of France that we love to drink! A terrific food wine that is versatile and highly quaffable, it shows bright red fruit with a classic herbal edge. Also available in 1.5L magnums, because all good Rosé should come in big bottles!
This wine is a fine example of careful site selection and the diversity of the Similkameen Appellation. The Pozza Vineyard is like no other site in the Valley. It is situated on a big slope at high elevation with a Northerly aspect tucked around a mountain just off of Highway 3A in the Olalla Gap. It is hidden from morning sun and is one of the coolest sites around, yet surrounded by true desert conditions. This allows for long hang times for mature phenolics and slow sugars accumulations resulting in a dry, low alcohol wine that's packed full of flavour.
This small block of Cabernet Franc was picked solely for the purpose of making a Rosé. Destemmed and lightly crushed, then left for a short period of time on the skins before being pressed off. The wine was fermented at cool temperatures to help preserve the delicate aromatics. After fermenting until dry, the wine was filtered and bottled. No fining additives were used. Vegan friendly.