Roselana, 2020, Niagara
Pearl Morissette 2021 releases are currently available for pre-order, and will be released for delivery and pick-up Thursday June 3rd.
Grape(s): 66% Pinot Noir, 13% Gamay, 14% Merlot, 7% Lemberger
Fermentation: Direct Press + Native
Appellation: Niagara Peninsula VQA
Region, Country: Niagara, Canada
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Francois Morissette
The 2020 vintage of Roselana is a completely dry and vinous rosé - just like all its predecessors. A wine of sensual refinement and romance, yet bold and glamorous. You can call it pretty, but it'll be an understatement to the seriousness it carries in its bones. It's a wine that glides and vibrates, carrying intricate details in both its freshness and its power. "..to smell a little was to want to smell more - but it never fully gives up its secret"
Vinification & Élevage:
2020 Cuvée Roselana is a blend of 66% Pinot Noir (Redfoot vineyard), 13% Gamay (19th str. vineyard), 14% Merlot (Redfoot vineyard) and 7% Lemberger (Knizat vineyard). The fruit was harvested respectively on September 19th (PN), October 6th (GM), October 17th (MRL) and September 15th (LMBR).
All grapes were processed through the direct press rosé method with different times on skins (2, 4 and 6 days). The wines fermented separately in 100% concrete tanks. The élevage proceeded in the respective fermentation vessels on primary lees and without sulphur additions or racking for a total of 7 months. The wines were then blended and aged for an additional 2 months in stainless steel tanks.
2020 Roselana was bottled unfiltered and un-fined on May 18th, 2021.