foxly rosé 2019
The 2019 foxly rosé is made from Okanagan-grown pinot gris grapes with 12-hours of skin-contact and a splash of Zweigelt to add its blushing pink hue. Each component was fermented separately to dryness and aged in stainless steel through winter. Blending occurred in early spring and further tank aging facilitated integration before bottling in mid-May of 2020. Fined and filtered to ensure stability and clarity in the bottle.
The 2019 foxly rosé is a warm and summery blush, boasting a beautiful salmon hue. Blood orange and peach stone greet the nose, evolving into a bouquet of orange blossom, strawberry, and cream, with subtle overtones of rose petal, and green melon rind. Tart strawberry, peach, and canteloupe come through on the palate with a hint of vanilla bean and a steely mineral finish. Crisp acidity and a creamy texture create a very balanced, well-rounded, and fruit-forward wine. Best enjoyed now with light appetizer dishes and great company.
Appetizer: Golden beat carpaccio over a bed of spinach, topped with goat cheese, walnuts, and lemon spritz
Main: Grilled chicken breast with melon pico de gallo (canteloupe, watermelon, lime, mango, red onion, and bell pepper)
Dessert: Peach pot de creme