2021 Small Lot Kékfrankos Rosé

$27.83 / 750mL

2021 Small Lot Kékfrankos Rosé

Kékfrankos (also known as Blaufränkisch), is a deeply pigmented, cool-climate red vinifera variety originating in Central Europe that is not widely planted in Canada. As part of our ongoing quest to uncover suitable cold hardy grape varieties capable of crafting exceptional quality red wines in our growing environment, we first planted one-acre of this unique variety in 2014, followed by a second one-acre planting in 2017. This small lot, experimental rosé follows a well-loved earlier iteration from the 2018 vintage, with slightly longer skin maceration (12 hours). All grapes were hand-harvested from the south-facing slopes of our organic and biodynamic Oak Island Vineyard in Avonport on the 2nd of November, crushed and destemmed and soaked on skins overnight, followed by wild fermentation in stainless steel.

Technical Details

100% Kékfrankos
Total Acidity
8 g/L
Residual Sweetness
<2 g/L
Organic (Ecocert Canada) & Biodynamic (Demeter) 

Tasting Notes

Intense, bright cherry in the glass. Fresh red berry fruits, raspberry, black cherry and grapefruit dominate the nose. The palate is bright, vibrant and dry with refreshing acidity, electric red fruit and savoury-herbal flavours with a light tannic structure.

Pairing suggestions include roasted poultry, rinded cheeses such as Brie or camembert, seared salmon or tuna and roasted vegetables with herbes de Provence.

Service Temperature: 7-9°C

Recommended Drinking: 2019-2021