REVIEW: 2010 Rosé sparkling wine, Méthode Traditionnelle

Monday, December 2
Michael Godel 

From the earliest picked Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, on the hedge’s edge of phenolic gratification and a caterwaul of acidity. So acutely rosé, aromatically parched, sun-dried meridional as if Provençal procured via saignée. The tendency to deliver in dulcet tone is musical, to be pardoned and after all, don’t “we all want a love bizarre?” The usual suspects make themselves heard; strawberry, rhubarb, fresh basil and crème fraîche. Not to forget the warmth of 2010. Just add cool. Bring on the raw bar.

Rating: 89 points

Price: $28.95

You can purchase this wine at Vintages, at the winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, at our two wine boutiques in Toronto and Ottawa, and on-line.