Our 2022 rosé is a unique blend of Pinot Noir and Barbera creating a wine that is complex, dry & crisp. It is the perfect summer sipper to enjoy with friends, at the lake, at the cottage, or on your favourite patio.
IN THE GLASS: strawberry, cranberry, rhubarb, kafir lime, cream, sage; complex, dry & crisp.
The grapes for this wine came from the Tightrope Estate vineyards in Naramata and vineyards on the Naramata Bench; they were hand-picked selectively over a 3-week period.
Our Rosé is made from Pinot Noir and Barbera, which gives it complexity, elevates the fruit, and provides a touch of spiciness. They were handpicked, crushed, and left on skins to cold soak for 1-2 days before being pressed. After the juice had settled it was cool-fermented in stainless steel at 14°C. It took 30 days to complete.
|Deborah Podurgiel - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:
From the Naramata Bench in British Columbia, Tightrope Winery 2022 Rosé is produced from 96% Pinot Noir with the balance in Barbera grapes.
Dry, medium-bodied and zesty on the palate with pink grapefruit, strawberry, rhubarb, watermelon, dried thyme and sagey wild herbs crisp and weighty on the palate, it is a zesty and solid rosé perfect for medium-bodied dishes like chicken from the grill, sautéed pork tenderloin and veggie stir-fries.
Grapes were sourced and hand-harvested from the winery's Naramata Bench vineyard and cold-soaked up to two days prior to being pressed into tank, with each varietal cold-fermented separately and then blended. Tasted June 2023.