Chic Fille is Heidi Noble's natural wine side project, and this is her second rosé (the first was pinot meunier). Chic Fille can be translated as "cool girl", and certainly she's talking to all the cool kids with this line. From Skaha Bench's Con Vida Vineyard, planted in 1989, this is macerated overnight on skins to yield a pretty, French pink before a gentle press and separation of free run juice for a long three day cool settling. After a native ferment to dry in neutral puncheon, this was aged on lees for three months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered, with minimal sulphur. Charming wild strawberries, raspberry kisses, young rhubarb streams buoyant, with lifted acidity on a bright, shining palate. There's enough orchard berry fruit to match the bright acidity in this dry, mature, super cool rosé. My favourite pink from the Noble Heidi so far. 50 cases made - go find some.
Score: 90 points -- Treve Ring, Gismondi On Wine, May 2019