Roselana, 2021, Niagara
Pearl Morissette 2022 releases are currently available for pre-order and will be released for delivery and pick-up Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Grape(s): 80% Pinot Noir, 15% Gamay, 5% Syrah
Fermentation: Direct Press + Native
Appellation: Niagara Peninsula VQA
Region, Country: Niagara, Canada
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Francois Morissette
2021 Cuvée Roselana is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir (Redfoot vineyard), 15% Gamay (19th str. vineyard), 5% Syrah (Redfoot vineyard). The fruit was harvested respectively on October 6th (PN), October 7th (GM) and October 20th (SYR).
The Pinot Noir and the Gamay were processed through the direct press rosé method, each with 3 days (72hrs) on skins. The Syrah was processed as red wine through 100% whole-cluster fermentation. The wines were fermented separately in 100% concrete tanks. The élevage proceeded in the concrete vessels for the Pinot Noir and the Gamay; and in old Alsatian foudre for the Syrah - without any racking for a total of 7 months. The wines were then blended and aged for an additional 2 months in stainless steel tanks.
2021 Roselana was bottled unfiltered and un-fined on May 11th, 2022.