VanMag Wine Pick: Summerhill Cipes Rosé

This pink sparkler is perfectly suited to the sunny days ahead.

June 5, 2015

By DJ Kearney

Crack open this local hero over the weekend to celebrate the season for drinking pink—not to mention the kickoff of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, the French Open finals, and perhaps a Triple Crown winner.

Three outstanding reasons to pick up this rosé: its pretty colour, organically farmed grapes, and it’s 100-percent pinot noir cuvée. This high-quality Champagne grape brings wild-strawberry flavours, gorgeous woodsy complexity, and lip-smacking acidity. Bottle fermentation (just like with Champagne) gives a delicate toastiness that leads to a dry, crisp, and minerally finish. Try it with charcuterie, or oyster on the half shell with raspberry mignonette.

Summerhill Cipes Rosé NV
Okanagan Valley, B.C. +978064


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