Pretty, juicy, dry.
Located on the Naramata Bench, Domaine Roche is owned by Penelope and Dylan Roche, and while they are established in the Okanagan Valley, they have roots in Bordeaux and Burgundy.
The estate vines (farmed organically) are located on the southern edge of the Naramata Bench, overlooking the city of Penticton and Okanagan Lake, and are rooted in a mix of silt, organic matter and gravel.
The vineyard adjoins the winery and includes Schonberger, Zweigelt, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (the latter two were planted in the summer of 2017).
A light watermelon pink, this 2020 rose is 92% Zweigelt, 8% Schonberger and suggests pretty notes of orange marmalade and sweet strawberries rolled in smoked spices, cedar and wildflowers. The entry is juicy, grows in power mid-palate; tangy blood oranges and red berry flavours meld with fine spice and grapefruit pith, notes which trail across the finish. Dry with a generous weight--a perfect food wine for fish, summer salads, charcuterie and cheese.
Patio Sippers, Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, French Food, Green Wines, Appetizers
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2021-05-14 17:07:25.0