Full Review

Sandhill

Sandhill
2017 Rosé, Okanagan Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.8% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.75
Best Buy

Sandhill
2017 Rosé, Okanagan Valley

Pair this wine with:
Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.8% RS: <1%
Silvery pink color. Elegant aromas of strawberry fruit leather, thyme, and lilac with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, intriguing, medium-long compressed watermelon, sea salt and lime, ripe cantaloupe, and sweet basil finish with no oak flavor. A charming Okanagan Valley rose that will have you dreaming of Provence.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: strawberry fruit leather, thyme, and lilac
Taste Flavor: compressed watermelon, sea salt and lime, ripe cantaloupe, and sweet basil
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Thai Coconut Curry Scallops, Roast Beets with Goat Cheese, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A charming Okanagan Valley rose that will have you dreaming of Provence.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

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86 Peller Family Vineyards NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $7.53.
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82 Peller Family Vineyards NV Merlot, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $7.53.
85 Peller Family Vineyards NV Shiraz, Canada 13% (Canada) $9.04.
88 Peller Family Vineyards NV Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $9.04.
89 Red Rooster 2017 Rare Bird Series Rosé, British Columbia 13.4% (Canada) $22.00.
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Rose

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Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).