Pinot Noir Rosé 2006
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Who: Joie Wines
What: Pinot Noir Rosé 2006
Where: Naramata, Okanagan, British Columbia
Why: The label says “re-think pink!” and since Pink is the new Red (especially in the sunshine months) then you had better get with the program. With this popular bottle, Joie (rhymes with moi) has helped propel rosé to the forefront — a serious, slightly off-dry, fresh sipper with wild strawberry, bing cherry, perfumed rhubarb and juicy citrus acidity. The blend has changed for the ’06 vintage — 47 per cent Pinot Noir, 43 per cent Gamay, and 10 per cent Pinot Gris. A touch of residual sweetness comes via a touch of back blending.
How (much): $18.90 specialty stores.
How (much): The next time a sunbeam breaks through the clouds, sitting on the patio, watching the world go by with rose-coloured wine glasses, and a platter of grilled, sea-salted goodies.
Winespeak of the Week: The next time a sunbeam breaks through the clouds, sitting on the patio, watching the world go by with rose-coloured wine glasses, and a platter of grilled, sea-salted goodies.