Avondale Sky Leon Milot Rose (750ml)
The vineyards of Avondale Sky are located on gentle southern slopes on the Avon Peninsula. Avondale Sky officially opened its doors as a winery in October of 2011. Stuart Creaser and Lorraine Vassalo bought the former St. Matthews church for $1.67, the same price the congregation paid for the building in 1844. In May 2011, the Carpenter Gothic-style building was lifted off its foundation and transported down the coast atop a car ferry. Today the former church is the retail shop at Avondale Sky. Many of the other buildings on the site have been re-purposed as well. Winemaker, Ben Swetnam, a Nova Scotian who graduated from the Niagara College Winery and Viticulture program is the winemaker and he crafts wines for a broad range of palates.
The deep vibrant pink colour is typical of rose wines made from teinturier grapes like Leon Millot, where the skin and the juice have pigment. The nose shows notes of cherry, cranberry, strawberry, and orange zest, with cinnamon spice, and river-stone mineral. The palate is fresh and crisp, with red fruit and savoury notes on the finish.
Roses are versatile food wines. Enjoy this quintessential summer wine on a picnic or with barbecued chicken and grilled vegetables. The wine’s balancing residual sweetness makes this an ideal accompaniment to spicy foods.
This wine was fermented in stainless steel to maintain clean fruit flavours. Made in an off dry style.