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Wild fermented Rose (AKA yeast from the grapes and floating around in the winery doing the dirty work)! Why would we do that, when Rose is supposed to be dumbed down and quaffable? To add layers of texture and flavour. Quaffability undiminished. No dumbing allowed. 100% Marquette is used in our Rose. This red wine grape with the French name is a new world creation that ripens early and is well suited to cooler climates. These small berries with pink pulp provide a nice skin-to-juice ratio and a pretty colour, ideal for our crisp and fresh Rose.
2017 was a pretty normal year until sometime in July when the first of the wildfires broke out. Every year has its challenges, in 2017, it was the smoke. Our brave vineyard workers donned their particulate masks day in and day out and worked through the difficult conditions. Meanwhile, our vines were hard at work producing beautiful fruit under smoky skies. Yes, there is a risk that smoky flavours can find their way into the wine, but here at Monte Creek we took absolutely every effort to mitigate those effects. We pick in the early dawn to keep the fruit cold, hand sort absolutely every cluster of fruit, press lightly, and a myriad of other strategies. It’s a ton of effort, but the results are wines that are fresh, flavourful, and exactly what you would expect from a quality British Columbia wine.
Awards & Accolades
- Best of Class Gold Medal 93 Points - 2018 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
- Judges Selection - 2018 Alberta Beverage Awards
- 87 points - 2018 Rick Van Sickle
- 89 points - 2018 Natalie Maclean
- 4 stars - 2018 Karl Kliparchuk
- Residual Sugar7.1 g/l
- Tartaric Acid8.5 g/l