Saturday, 20 September 2014

Wine Review - C.C. Jentsch Cellars 2013 The Dance

Tasting Note

Gorgeous pink blush colour reminiscent of the local peaches. Some candy musk and guava fruit characters on the nose. Crisp acidity with silky rosewater aromas and a dry and lightly spiced finished.

Tasted: 17 September 2014



Stats
Alcohol: 13.9%
Price: $18.00
Closure: Screw Cap
Winemaker: Amber Pratt

Regionality
Okanagan Valley - Golden Mile

Pairing
My housemate surprised me with a beautiful salad of freshly picked, locally grown tomatoes, basil and cucumber. We enjoyed this with some butter and thyme mushrooms which highlighted the bright fruit flavours of the rose.
 
Technical Notes
This rose is produced using a process called carbonic maceration whereby the grapes are kept in an oxygen-free environment. Then the saignee technique for extracting rose juice is employed. The wine is a bordeaux style blend of 50% Merlot, 26%Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot.

I visited C. C. Jentsch Cellars on a recent cycling tour of the Oliver wine district. Their range of wines is concise and approachable. I loved the industrial feel of the cellar door, as it displayed the honest, hardworking side of wine production. The Wineshop Manager Gordon was delightful and attentive. A must visit winery in the Okanagan.