I’m not a huge lover of Rose but my GF enjoys them so we grabbed this one. It’s light in color with a mild nose of red berries. On the mid pallet this wine is slightly fruity with red berries and strawberries coming through and some mild sweetness. This wine isn’t sparkling. On the finish the wine is on the lighter side with no tannins. It fades quickly. This is not a bad wine but not a lot too it either. The Hidden Bench Bistro red had a lot more going on in the finish. I would give it an 87-88. We were having scallops for dinner and did some reading and the top three recommendations for pairing were Sauv Blanc, Chard and Rose. I personally didn’t find Rose was a good pairing, although it did go well with Pizza! For me Chard goes the best with scallops!
From the LCBO web site:
MALIVOIRE LADYBUG ROSÉ (V) VINTAGES 559088 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 15.95
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Malivoire Wine Co.
Release Date: Apr 18, 2012
Style: Medium-bodied & Dry Wine, Rosé Wine 12.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content: 6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry
DID YOU KNOW? Malivoire uses many tools in their sustainable farming toolkit in order to craft quality wines at all price levels. The wine is usually a blend of Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir. FLAVOUR & STYLE: Fresh, vital and zesty. Lots of cherry, raspberry and redcurrant aromas and flavours. FOOD MATCH: Everyday: charcuterie and olives. Take-out: deli hot dogs. Fine Dining: goat cheese crottin on endive.