Dea’s Rosé 2017, Casa Dea Estates, Prince Edward County, Ontario

Alc./Vol.: 11.8%

REVIEW: For my birthday, I treated myself to an assortment of wine from Casa Dea. This is the first bottle I opened from the selection ordered. This bubbly is made from 100% Gamay using the Charmat method. It is absolutely stunning in my glass with its rich strawberry colour. On the nose, I get fresh almond croissant followed by plenty of red field berries, loads of minerality, a touch of cantaloupe, and citrus notes.

On the palate, it is an easy drinking Sparkling Wine that is tart and dry. Although light, the minerality gives it a certain opulence. Besides the mineral notes, I taste red berries, red currant, and lemon with a crisp finish.

Tasted July 2019.

WINE-FOOD PAIRING: Pair with a seafood salad, goat cheese, or with salty tempura fried appetizers.