Written By Treve Ring Libations / Rosé Dec 15, 2010 Baillie-Grohman Blanc de Noirs 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestCreston, BC $20-24 available at winery, VQA or private stores www.bailliegrohman.comBC’s newest winery is also coming from BC’s newest wine region – Creston. You might have heard of it via Bountiful infamy. Let’s hope that Baillie-Grohman, plus the area’s other winery, Skimmerhorn, can put it on the map wine-wise instead.Creston was originally put on the map by William Ballie-Grohman, the European credited with ‘discovering’ the Creston Valley in 1882. Legend has it he was hunting for mountain goats with his good friend, Teddy Roosevelt, later to become president of the USA.The Baillie-Grohman property, owned by Calgarians Bob Johnson and Petra Flaa, was planted to vine in 2007, and the wines overseen by experienced New Zealand winemaker Dan Barker. Barker, a true ‘flying winemaker’ comes to Creston for a quarter of the year to manage harvest and the viniculture in the months following. At this early stage, output is small (the Chardonnay released this fall is already sold out), but dreams are large. Currently released are Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and the Blanc de Noirs Rose – next year a Reserve Pinot Noir will join the fold. Their wines are all estate grown – sustainable and organically farmed.This handsome rose is 100% Pinot Noir, with strawberry and candied cherry aromas. The medium-weighted palate shows more of the same, along with just-crushed, juicy raspberries, earthy mineral, red currants and a sweet lime finish. Texturally supple, with a lengthy and tongue-tingling finish (this wine does clock in at nearly 14% alcohol, so it’s no lightweight), this would be well suited to baked salmon or ham.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) Rose SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.