Written By Treve Ring Libations / Rosé May 17, 2011 JoieFarm Rosé 2010 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestJoieFarmRosé 2010Naramata, BC$20-24 +426551 available at winery or select specialty storeswww.joiefarm.com Sensory signs of spring: Fragrant cherry blossoms. Tender asparagus. Waking up to chirping birdies. Sipping JoieFarm Rosé.Ok – so that last one might be personal preference, but that’s my spring starter. This year on the coast it seemed to take a little longer for me to crack that screwcap, but the sunshine seems to be besting the raindrops this week and I can’t wait any longer. Anyone living near a BC wine region remembers that the 2010 vintage was challenging. A cool, late spring, short summer and chilly September (hail!) affected the grape from budburst to harvest. With the 2010 whites and roses hitting our shelves now, expect to see bright and zippy acid and focused and intense fruit flavours. Quantities will be down, but quality from practiced vintners (like JoieFarm’s Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn and team), will be there. Heidi and Michael’s interest is focused exclusively in the grape varieties of Alsace and Burgundy – an excellent fit the cool-climate, marginal growing region the Okanagan. As evidenced by the newest release of Rosé. More Pinot-heavy this vintage, the blend is 53% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier, 12% Gamay and 10% Pinot Gris. Slightly off-dry as always, this fragrant rose is wild strawberry, black cherry and mineral on the nose. The Pinot backbone casts structure and tannin shadows on the medium bodied palate, with fresh flavours of black cherry, raspberry, citrus and soft spice. Bright fruit and lean acid throughout, this is a very food friendly pour – from salads to salmon to pork – en plein air please. Bring on the sunshine!Others agree – earlier this week it was announced that this wine was awarded Best Rosé Wine in Show at the 30th Annual Riverside International Wine Competition in Temecula, California. Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsJoieFarm Rosé 2010More Pinot-heavy this vintage, the blend is 53% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier, 12% Gamay and 10% Pinot Gris. Slightly off-dry as always, this fragrant rose is wild strawberry, black cherry and mineral on the nose. The Pinot backbone casts structure and tannin shadows on the medium bodied palate, with fresh flavours of black cherry, raspberry, citrus and soft spice. Bright fruit and lean acid throughout, this is a very food friendly pour – from salads to salmon to pork.BC wineOkanaganRose 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 Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More 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 Comments are closed.