2021 Vivant Rosé
93 points, Vic Harradine, Winecurrent.com
90 points - Sara D'Amato, Winealign.com
Few Canadian wineries take rosé as seriously as @malivoire. It was part of the opening inventory and has been subject to ongoing research and development to a point where @malivoire pink portfolio stands amongst the very best wines in the country. Chris Waters, Waters on Wine (Instagram); Globe & Mail; March 22, 2020
Composition: 88% Pinot Noir, 12% Pinot Gris
The nose is a busy mélange of strawberry, white raspberry, Granny Smith apple, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, grapefruit and chamomile.
Tasting reveals a juicy mouthfeel, buoyed by vibrant front palate acidity. Melon, citrus and tree fruit reminders carry to the palate, adding cranberry, lime and lingering watermelon.
Estate-grown grapes were hand-picked at cool daybreak temperatures on September 14th and 23rd, as grape sugars averaged 21.3° Brix.
Vinification: Estate-grown Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes were hand-picked and pressed immediately, after which the juice was chilled in a horizontal “dairy tank” prior to cool fermentation in stainless steel.
DRY: 0 g sugar
At the time of bottling, alcohol measured 12%; residual sugar: 0 grams per litre; 6.8 titratable acidity: grams per litre pH: 3.3
Enjoy now to 2025. Serve at temperatures near 11° C with soft cheeses and a variety of fish and shellfish.
Vegan friendly. Certified Sustainable.
93 / 100, Vic Harradine, Winecurrent.com
A slight, pink-hue greets the eye while the nose takes in strong aromas of strawberry, cranberry and red cherry. It surges over the palate with a racy streak of tart rhubarb and strawberry pie, along with Meyer lemon and passionfruit. This is well paced, well-priced, well balanced and well… lip-smacking delicious from twist top to last drop. The winemaker suggests pouring with rainbow trout and I agree, especially when pan-seared then receiving a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
“Stylish and perfectly pale with a luminous colour, this rosé blend of pinot noir and pinot gris is notably dry and refreshing. Featuring flavours of rose petal, cranberry, raspberry and pink grapefruit along with a hint of dried mint on the palate. Juicy with memorable length.”