Mirabel Vineyards 2019 Rose 750ml
Doug and Dawn Reimer own the picturesque east Kelowna vineyard that is home to Mirabel Vineyards. There is no production facility yet, so the wines are made offsite at Okanagan Crush Pad by the talented Matt Dumayne. The vineyard is a mix of French Pommard and Dijon clones, farmed sustainably. The rose is a result of the saignée process, essentially bled from the tanks of the big brother pint noir and left on its lees for six months. The colour is Provencal pink, supported by a translucent, bulbous glass bottle. The wine is a soft-ish mix of watermelon and creamy raspberry sherbet with a squeeze of citrus soaked herbs. Crab cakes is a favourite match.
Score: 89 points -- Anthony Gismondi, June 2018