5 rosés to go with your fresh B.C. spot prawns

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      We’re beyond excited about the soon-to-start spot-prawn season. We’re also always blissed out by rosé. Ranging in hues from coral to cranberry, here’s a handful—4 from B.C. and 1 from France—to consider sipping with the succulent seafood.

      Vanessa Vineyard 2019 Rosé

      $24.99 at Vanessa Vineyard

      This small lot, boutique winery sits on a rocky hillside overlooking the Similkameen Valley.

      Colour: spring salmon. Character: delicate. Profile: 100% estate grown blend of 66% Syrah and 34% Merlot. Dry, mineral-ly, lovely.

      Bonus: we love that the winery commissioned Oliver’s Dubh Glas Distillery to produce hand sanitizer for its team to donate to front-line workers and that it has donated to the Meals on Wheels program run by the Lower Similkameen Community Services Society. 

      M de Minuty 2018

      Approximately $29.99 at select private liquor stores

      The bottle itself is gorgeous; the wine within is sexily smooth.

      Château Minuty is one of the last family-owned estates in the Cotes de Provence and one of the few wineries the region where the entire harvest is picked by hand. A blend of Grenache 60 %, Cinsault 25 %, and Syrah 15 %, this rosé is as classic as it is classy.

      Black Hills Estate Winery 2018 Rosé

      $24.90 at Black Hills Estate Winery

      A coppery shade, this medium-bodied rose (42% Pinot Noir, 35% Gamay, 23% Malbec) is rhubarb-y and a little bit herbaceous—think backyard/community garden plot kissed by the sun.

      Hester Creek Estate Vineyards’ 2019 Rosé Cabernet Franc

      $17.99 at Hester Creek Estate Winery

      Well, hello there, dark and handsome. This bold rosé is cranberry in colour and taste, with natural fruit sweetness.

      Narrative XC Method 2018

      $24.90 at Okanagan Crush Pad

      The most delicate dusty rose colour, this sparkling rosé is a beauty. Silky, fresh, and celebratory, it’s the one for TGIF pours.

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