Ottawa, ON

May 2017

 

Matt’s review: Foreign Affair Winery continues to impress with their use of appassimento winemaking in their premium Ontario wines.  Amarosé is a unique and remarkably delicious new style of wine combining the best features of two of my favourite wines, Italian Amarone and the king of the summer patio, Rosé. The 2016 Amarosé is a blend of Pinot Noir and  Chardonnay with a small component having undergone the famous appassimento (drying of the grapes) to produce even more rich flavour, body, and complexity. The colour is a gorgeous salmon-rose gold that lights up in the summer sun like a fancy diamond. Bursting with sweet peach and strawberry shortcake, cherry, watermelon and dried herbs, the palate strikes the perfect balance of sweet strawberry and refreshing cherry with a long and luscious finish. Enjoy with smoked salmon, grilled fish and seafood, charcuterie, or one of my favourites, while chillin’ with a few friends on a patio. A beautiful Rosé that’s unlike all the others, and at $18.95 it offers exceptional value! Vintages release June 10, 2017. Tasted May 2017. 90+ points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

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