Splash of Wine: Sandhill Wines' 2019 Rosé keeps it real

This Okanagan wine is one to enjoy with your BFF (while sipping at least two metres apart, natch)

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      Where we taste various wines and share highly subjective and uncorroborated tasting notes.

      Sandhill 2019 Rosé

      Tech Sheet: A blend of premium Okanagan Gamay Noir (81%), Merlot (13%), and Sangiovese (6%) grapes from the Sandhill Estate Vineyard and Rocky Ridge Vineyard, the wine begins with aromas of wild strawberry and melon and finishes with notes of notes of pomegranate, red berry, and pink grapefruit.

      Sip it: The last thing you want with a rosé is for it to taste like a lollipop, the kind wrapped in a crinkly square of plastic, and we can thank winemaker Sandy Leier for saving us from that fate.

      Salmony-pink in colour, this is the opposite of cloyingly sweet. Dry and earthy, it’s more like hanging out with your grounded BFF than making small talk with an acquaintance. This is just the bottle to crack open when you’re able to reconnect with your nearest and dearest at a safe distance.

      Sandhill Wines.

      Next level: You can’t go wrong with steelhead or Arctic char, but why not crank the volume to 11 with Cafe Salade de Fruits’ Seafood trio (with wild salmon, halibut, and scallop, alongside
      risotto, haricots vert, and other crisp vegetables) off its new takeout menu. B.C. meets Provence, perfectly.

      Swirl this: Find it at Sandhill Wines for $20 and at certain B.C. retailers.