Dry, refreshing rosés have become more and more popular over the past few years. Strewn's first rosé was made in1999 but due to a shortage of red grapes, 2014 was the last vintage until 2018. Our style has always been dry and fruit forward with some underlying savoury, herbal or mineral notes. Winemaker Marc Bradshaw produced the 2018 Robust Rosé by blending Cabernet Franc and Gewurztraminer. It delivers all the fruit flavour you would expect along with zesty acidity.
Fresh and exciting fruit aromas similar to bramble fruit, watermelon, pomegranate and lemon play with herbal, rhubarb and mineral twists. The dry palate is equally fresh, fruity and trailed by zesty acidity.
A 50/50 blend of Gewürztraminer, harvested at 25 Brix from the Home Farm, and blended Cabernet Franc, picked from three Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyards. The wine was crafted dry to allow the fruit nuances of the white varietal to integrate with the spicy red berry flavours of the red fruit. The wine was cold and heat stabilized before being bottled through a sterile filter under screw cap.
Food Pairing Notes
This dry, refreshing rosé is perfect to enjoy by itself and matches well with both lighter patio-style dishes and turkey, ham or other main dishes with a fruity note such a cranberry or sour cherry.