Written By Treve Ring Libations / Rosé Aug 22, 2011 40 Knots Winery Rosé 2010 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest40 KnotsRosé 2010Comox, Vancouver Island, BC$21-25 available at winery and select private liquor stores +168195www.40knotswinery.com It’s the last few weeks of summer, so why not enjoy it? Drink rose! We’ve earned it, after the wet and dreary spring, and lack-luster bluster of July. It’s sunny, the school-bell September countdown is on, and we have to enjoy every moment.It’s hard not to enjoy, when you’re faced with a cheery sipper like 40 Knots Rosé. Vancouver Islands’ newest, this Comox winery has left the gate strong, propelled by a cohesive marketing and packaging program, sharp and memorable label and name, and, importantly, well tended juice.Owners Bill and Michal Montgomery fell in love with the wind swept, sun-saturated 24 acre site when they happened upon it in 1996. To help achieve opening a winery as a second, later-life career, ex-tugboat fleet manager Bill Montgomery hired a youthful, dynamic team. Natasha Ponich, winemaker and Matt Rademakers, vineyard manager, are overseen by Canadian consulting winemaker Christine Leroux (ex-of Inniskillin Okanagan, and now advising for Quinta Ferreira, Oliver Twist, and Thornhaven). In addition to the Rosé, the winery has released Pinot Gris ($22.00), Chardonnay ($23.00) and Pinot Noir ($25.00).The 2010 Rosé will most likely be the last in this form, dominated by Merlot (which is being replanted with a much-more Islands friendly Pinot Auxerrois). The off-dry blend is 85% Merlot, 10% Pinot Noir and 5% Chardonnay. Youthful, juicy strawberry and raspberry on the nose and palate, laced with herb tinged minerality and laden with bright and shiny acidity to buoy the residual sugar. Lingering and pleasant yellow plum finish. It would be so easy to down this on the patio in the late days of summer – which is how I recommend enjoying it. Only 60 Cases were made, so seek it out quickly – before summer, and this rosé, is gone. Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommends40 Knots Winery Rosé 2010The off-dry blend is 85% Merlot, 10% Pinot Noir and 5% Chardonnay. Youthful juicyfruit strawberry and raspberry on the nose and palate, laced with herb tinged minerality and laden with bright and shiny acidity to buoy the residual sugar. Lingering yellow plum finish. It would be so easy to down this on the patio in the late days of summer – which is how I recommend enjoying it. Only 60 Cases were made, so seek it out quickly – before summer, and this rosé, is gone.RoseVancouver Islandwine review 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. In addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for WineAlign, ... Read More You may also like Wine Events May 17, 2017 Coast to Coast – Ontario & Nova Scotia Wines Shined at the Vancouver Wine Festival. At the Vancouver Wine Festival 2017 only six attendees at a standing room only Coast to Coast media and trade seminar who, when asked if anyone had ... Read More Fortified Wine April 28, 2017 Madeira: intense, indestructible… and overlooked What comes to mind when you hear “Madeira wine “? If anything, it’s likely to be a dusty bottle sitting alongside the Marsala, balsamic vinegar ... Read More Okanagan / Wine Festivals March 22, 2017 Canada 150: The Purity and Diversity of BC Wines The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with Canadian wines at the core. Punters lined up for a taste ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Coffee & Tea March 7, 2017 Is Your Coffee in Season? GROWING UP IN MANITOBA TAUGHT ME TO APPRECIATE SEASONAL fruits and vegetables. Unlike Vancouver Island, Manitoba has a brief growing season. All of ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 2, 2017 Victoria Beer Week Opens This Week For nine days starting this Friday, March the 3rd, Victoria celebrates its growing beer culture during Victoria Beer Week. Whether it’s a ... Read More Comments are closed.