2017 Ladybug Rosé

2017 Ladybug Rosé

Award winner at 2018 Ontario Wine Awards!

Winemaker's Notes

Aromas and flavours imply grapefruit, strawberry, gooseberry and candied fruits with a fresh, dry finish.

Pressed from grapes grown specifically for this wine, composed of three grape varieties: 65% cabernet franc, 24% pinot noir and 11% gamay that were harvested as grape sugars reached 21.5° Brix.

The berries were destemmed, crushed, and sent to tank.   The mixture of crushed grapes and free-run juice cold-soaked for 24 hours and was gravity-drained to press.  Cold-fermentation, settling and aging were completed in stainless steel before bottling in February 2018.

At the time of bottling, alcohol measured at 12.5%, residual sugar 5.0 grams per litre, titratable acidity 6.9 grams per litre and pH 3.48.

Food Companions:

Chill to near 10° C and serve with chicken wings, barbecued poultry or white pizza.

Enjoy now though 2020.

Also available at your local LCBO!

2017 Ladybug Rosé
92 / 100
- Natalie Maclean
It's no wonder that this is Ontario's most popular rosé. Lovely light and lifted aromas of wild field strawberries on a sun-dappled afternoon. Dry and refreshing and mouth-watering. This is a Niagara blend of Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes.