From brunches to lunch – you’ll have the perfect pairing with the limited release 2017 Quails’ Gate Lucy’s Block Rosé. With only 550 cases produced, it’s available exclusively at the winery or their e-store.
Sometimes you just want to make it a family affair. Waffles for the kids, maybe BC smoked salmon eggs bennie, or a BC spot prawn scramble, or how about a BC Dungeness crab omelette for the grown-ups. Whatever your choice the Quails’ Gate Lucy’s Block Rosé is the perfect pairing. In limited quantities so you are going to want to grab this “perfect pairing” before it’s all gone.
Quails’ Gate Lucy’s Block Rosé
Named after Grandmother, Lucy Mary Whitworth, this elegant dry rosé is a single vineyard blend of Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir grapes from the Westpoint Vineyard in East Kelowna.
Light pink in colour, this rosé is elegant and complex. Expect notes of fresh berries, summer blossoms, delicate herbs and a subtle pepper spice. The palate is dry with unexpected weight and texture and a refreshing, lingering finish.
A versatile food wine – try it alongside fresh BC seafood, fresh crab salad with summer herbs and melon or charcuterie.
This year’s blend is comprised of 85% Pinot Meunier and 15% Pinot Noir sourced entirely from vines planted in 2014. The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed together, then cold soaked overnight in one tank, allowing the clear juice to draw flavour and colour from the grape skins before pressing. After racking, the juice is fermented cold to enhance its fruity varietal characteristics.
Why not make a day of it? Pack up the family and trip over to Quails’ Gate to buy this exquisite Lucy’s Block Rosé before it’s all gone. Remember Quails’ Gate is family friendly so they welcome kids and grownups too!
When visiting the Okanagan, before you go: Do your homework and a bit of research about the wineries you wish to visit. Check the winery website to find out their months, days and hours that their Tasting Room is open. Know if you need to book your tasting in advance of your visit. Many wineries are now so busy there may be times that they are unable to accommodate you. It will be a much better visit if you have a confirmed appointment. Be on time. Expect to pay for your tasting, some, but not all wineries refund all or a portion of the fee if you purchase wine. Plan ahead for a designated driver or use the services of a wine tour company. Limit the number of wineries you visit in a day. A more leisurely timeline will increase your enjoyment. For the best overall experience, I like to limit my daily visits to no more than three maximum, and if a winery lunch is on the agenda, no more than two winery tastings.
Tasting notes courtesy of Quails’ Gate.