2020 Rosé Moira INSIDERS

93 points – Michael Godel www.winealign.com
92 points - David Lawrason www.winealign.com

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Winemaker's Notes

Potent aromatics bring golden delicious apple, sweet cherry, cranberry glaze and watermelon to mind alongside softly floral and nutty nuances.

It’s sprightly-textured and bristling with flavours of apple, pink grapefruit, honeydew melon and lychee.

Hand-picked on the cool mornings of September 15th – 17th from the original Moira Vineyard.  Grape sugars averaged 21.3 ° Brix.

Whole grape clusters were gently pressed for minimal contact between juice and skins.  After chilling in a horizontal “milk tank”, the juice was transferred to a vertical steel tank for cool fermentation.  The finished wine was bottled in December 2020.

Alcohol was measured at 12.5%, residual sugar 0 grams per litre, titratable acidity at 7.6 grams per litre and pH at 3.23.

Dry: 0 sugar

Food Companions:  Serve between 10 and 12° C with Mediterranean fare, goat cheese with garden greens or barbecued pork or salmon.  Enjoy now to 2023 (or more)!

Vegan friendly.     Certified Sustainable.

                          Ontario Certified Sustainable Winemaking

93 Points – Michael Godel www.winealign.com

From vines planted by proprietor Martin Malivoire "close to home" in what is the eponymous vineyard. Moira is a Beamsville Bench icon and has been for quite some time now, without question, nothing to discuss here, case closed. There is a complex and layered developed notation that Vivant does not have, not fort better or worse but Moira requires more thought and consternation. You can no longer think on it in terms of salinity, sapidity and satisfaction. Something more and other must be considered. Style. Style is what separates Moira from most other Ontario Rosé and in 2020 it exudes with prejudice and finesse. When a sip of a wine in this category stays with you for as long as Moira does, well you just know greatness is in the glass. This can saunter with the very best of Southern France. That's the truth. Kudos to winemaker Shiraz Mottiar for this. Drink 2021-2025. Tasted April 2021.

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