Full Review

Skinny Grape

Skinny Grape
NV Rosé, Canada

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 7% RS: 3.5%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11

Skinny Grape
NV Rosé, Canada

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 7% RS: 3.5%
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of baked cherries and overripe melon and pear with a supple, soft, fruity light body and an even, brisk finish with shades of watermelon candy, apple skin, and leafy earth with chewy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A light, very fruity rosé quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: baked cherries and overripe melon and pear
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of watermelon candy, apple skin, and leafy earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Burger, Charcuterie, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light, very fruity rosé quaffer.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

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

Their Portfolio

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90 Peller Estates 2018 Private Reserve Rosé, Niagara Peninsula 12.2% (Canada) $22.75.
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86 Peller Family Vineyards NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Canada 12.5% (Canada) $7.53.
85 Peller Family Vineyards NV Sauvignon Blanc, Canada 12% (Canada) $7.53.
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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88 Thirty Bench 2017 Small Lot Rose, Beamsville Bench 13.1% (Canada) $18.95.
87 Trius 2017 Rosé, Ontario 12% (Canada) $12.05.
83 Vivo NV Reserva Blend No.11, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile 13% (Chile) $48.00.
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87 Waltzing Matilda 2017 Shiraz-Grenache, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $16.75.
84 Wayne Gretzky 2018 No. 99 Rosé, Niagara Peninsula 12% (Canada) $15.75.

Rose

Wine Glass Rose.jpg
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).