Blend: 76% Gamay Noir, 24% Pinot Noir
Harvest Date: September 22 - 29 2020
Vineyards: Harvested from select vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula
Harvested by: hand and machine harvested
Residual Sugar: 7 g/L
Fermented in: Stainless Steel
Malolactic: 0% Malolactic Fermentation
Bottled: March 11h 2021
Total Case Production: 1250 cases
A fresh and fruity Rosé crafted in the traditional Provence style with a bright salmon hue. The blending of Gamay and Pinot Noir grapes lends a fresh character to the wine with a forward nose of pomegranate, cranberry, rose water, and guava. The palate is smoothly textured with expressive with flavours of strawberry, rose petal, and white cherry, ending with a hint of sweetness balanced with fresh citrus acidity.
Hand-harvested Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir from 3 select vineyards in Niagara. Grapes were harvested at an average of 21.5° brix and brought in separately and fermented in individual stainless-steel tanks under cooler temperatures. This fermentation process follows the traditional French Saignée method, where the wine is started as a red and allowed to ferment on the skins for a few days, wine is then siphoned off the skins mid-ferment and finished as a white wine. After settling and fining, the final blend was assembled prior to bottling.
Flamenco is the latest wine from the collaboration between Stoney Ridge Estate Winery and The Tragically Hip. The creation of a traditionally dry style of Rosé was inspired by the lyrics and music of ‘Flamenco’. A lesser known but critically acclaimed track on the band’s seminal “Trouble at the Henhouse’ album originally released in 1996.