2016 Ladybug Rosé


92/100 points by Natalie Maclean, Wine Writer, Author

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Also available at your local LCBO!

Winemaker’s Notes

A treat for the nose: maraschino cherry, strawberry, banana and a delicate herbaceousness. The texture is refreshingly tangy and fruity, and flavours of raspberry, strawberry, peach and green apple abound.


Composed of three grape varieties: 60% cabernet franc, 20% pinot noir and 20% gamay that were harvested as grape sugars reached 20.9° Brix.

The berries were destemmed, crushed, and sent to tank.   The mixture of crushed grapes and free-run juice cold-soaked for 24 to 36 hours, and was gravity-drained to press.  Cold-fermentation, settling and aging were completed in stainless steel before bottling in January 2017.

Alcohol measured at 12.5%, residual sugar 6.0 grams per litre, titratable acidity 5.8 grams per litre and
pH 3.42.


2 reviews for 2016 Ladybug Rosé

  1. :

    88 points by John Szabo, Master Sommelier

  2. :

    92 / 100 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. Pair with grilled salmon.
    Food pairings: hors d’oeuvres, pastas, pizzas, ham, poultry, salmon or trout.
    Natalie Maclean, Wine Writer and Author, natdecants.com

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Chill to near 10° C and serve with Asian chicken wings, grilled chicken brochettes, barbecued ribs, seared scallops or mild, dry cheeses.

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