Winethusiast Spotlight Winery | Dirty Laundry Vineyard Hush Rosé

Featuring a Spotlight Wine from Dirty Laundry Vineyard

I have been asked to narrow down the Winethusiast Club‘s Spotlight Winery wine bundle to just one wine, Not an easy task when the lineup of wines are all so good.

It’s spring so that definitely influenced my decision on which Dirty Laundry wine to choose. How could I resist? Look at the lovely colour. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, mostly, and spring brings thoughts of fresh, local produce and lighter fare. What better wine then this pick from the six wines of the Spotlight Winery wine bundle.

The Hush Rosé is just one of six wines from the wine bundle that is available now for a limited time only.

The Winethusiasts Club’s Spotlight Winery wine bundle is available March 27th to April 10th.

  • Price of the bundle is $138.99 (retails at $152.33)
  • Coupon for a free elevated tasting included in each bundle (retail value of $39.95)
  • Flat rate of $10 shipping

Purchase your Winethusiasts Club’s Spotlight Winery Dirty Laundry Vineyard wine bundle here.

Here is my pick, when picking just one:

Dirty Laundry 2021 Hush Rosé

Winemaker’s Notes:

The Hush Rosé is comprised of several varieties, mainly Pinot Gris and Cabernet Franc. The juices are processed separately, and also at different times of our vintage season, to provide complexity, and flexibility with the style. The Pinot Gris is destemmed and crushed, and allowed to soak on their skins overnight in the cool night temperatures to allow all those luscious pear and peach flavours to soak into the juice, along with that trademark dark fuchsia color our Pinot Gris Vineyards give us.

The Cabernet Franc is also destemmed, crushed, and pressed immediately. We have the capability on our crush pad to fill our press while simultaneously pressing off the juice, which gives us a delicate pink color and extracts berry flavours like the classic strawberry profile of Hush, without over extracting the Cabernet.

We ferment the juices at relatively cool temperatures, preserving aromatics, and then we rack off into stainless steel, where the wine settles until we blend. Blending is key to our Rosé, and definitely is the highlight of cellar work each year.

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of strawberries, red apple and papaya seeds with subtle hints of candied fruit. The palate boasts of bright red apple, mouthwatering pear, with a hint of floral notes mid palate. With the addition of more Cabernet Franc then in past vintages you will find it translates to a beautiful light-medium bodied wine with a crisp balanced acidity on the finish.

Food Pairings:

This wine is very versatile, from sipping it on its own, to Thanksgiving dinner, you will find this wine extremely food friendly. We recommend trying it with a nicoise salad, grilled veggie skewers, or even a nice roasted chicken with thyme and sage.

Immediately on the nose are rich, ripe strawberries. So tantalizing! Later a hint of hard candy mixed with stone fruits. Reminiscent of late Okanagan summer nights in the orchard.

Delicious juicy fruit continues to the palate. This rosé benefits from a few minutes out of the refrigerator to allow the expression of the ripe flavours to meld and mingle on your tongue. Good acidity makes it a great patio refresher.

I enjoy rosé on it’s own as an afternoon aperitif but it also makes an excellent pairing with wild salmon. Think bbq season and shrimp on the barby. Want to kick your dish up a notch? Don’t be afraid to pair this rosé with spicy foods.

$20.99 available online

The Winethusiast wine bundle is available for a limited time and offers the opportunity to take advantage of a curated mix from the Okanagan Wine Festivals winery members. This wine bundle is available to everyone and can be ordered from this link. Don’t ever miss out on the Winethusiast Club‘s Spotlight Winery wine bundles!

For more information about the Dirty Laundry Vineyard Winethusiast wine bundle read the MyVanCity Spotlight feature here.

You don’t need to be a Winethusiast member to buy the wine bundle, but you should join for all the other great perks!

Don’t ever miss out on the Winethusiast Club‘s Spotlight Winery wine bundles. Each wine bundle is available for a limited two week period. Every two weeks an OWFS member winery will be featured. Something for everyone!

Want more perks? Join the Winethusiast Club! Winethusiasts get special access to more perks like discounted tickets to Winethusiast Series pop-up tastings, discounted tickets to OWFS Signature Events, VIP pre-event tastings, monthly Featured Giveaways, and more!

Learn more about the Winethusiast Club here.

In collaboration with the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society. Wine notes (in italics) courtesy of the winery and the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society. My notes (in bold italics) Images: MyVanCity. I received complimentary wine to facilitate this feature.

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