Slick, bouncy, harmonious
Located in Summerland, Lunessence (where Luna=Moon + Essence) is a biodynamic estate. There are no pesticides or herbicides used in their vineyards with a focus on natural wines; they ideally use only native yeast, no, or minimal fining (only bentonite and time), and very light or no filtration at all.
This first rose, harvested from the Drachenberg Vineyard, is 68% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and a splash of Syrah; the grapes were foot-trodden, the Cab Franc and Syrah were co-fermented and it was aged five months on lees.
Notes of summer berries and sweet cherries, orange blossoms, honey and rhubarb are mimicked on the palate. It has levity and harmony, bouncy fruit and a slick texture; the finish is pristine and tangy.
Wedding Wines, Patio Sippers, Seafood/Fish, Girl's Night, White Meat Chicken/Pork, Green Wines, Appetizers
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2021-05-10 18:58:33.0