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Monster Vineyards is a boutique winery located on the Naramata Bench in the British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. The winery came to life in 2006 when the owners of Poplar Grove introduced this fun new line up of wines to the British Columbia market. Raising the bar for fruit-forward Okanagan wines, the Monster wines are fresh, fruity and ready to be set free upon release. Monster Vineyards is conveniently located at the gateway to the famous Naramata Bench wine touring route just down the road...
PINK POWER! Bright watermelon in colour with vibrant aromas of juicy cherries and dried cranberries. Elements of electric grapefruit with notes of strawberries and bright fruit flavours on the finish. Crisp acidity and a hint of sweetness make this rosé demonstrably optimistic and cheerful. The perfect pairing for summer patios.
2017 was a roller coaster year – the valley faced both flooding and drought that haven’t been seen for decades. Winter was chilly! Overall, spring was cool with fewer sunlight hours and more precipitation. This resulted in a later bud break (2 weeks) and more pruning in the rain than the vineyard crew is used to. Summer came in hot and dry bringing lots of sunshine and one of the most intense fire seasons on record. From early July, smoke was a common sight in the valley. The fires were not close to our vineyards which meant no smoke taint for the grapes and vines that enjoyed the intensity of a hot summer. A classic warm autumn allowed for a long ripening season. Overall, 2017 was a year of ups and downs where the vineyard team embraced the struggle with Mother Nature and ended the ride with ripe, balanced, beautiful grapes and another stunning vintage.
The French technique known as saignée was used to make the Monster Rosé. This process produces rosé wine as a by-product of red wine fermentation. The grapes were harvested at 22ºBx. Juice from the Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah harvest was extracted from the grapes before any significant skin contact occurred. It was then cold settled & fermented at 15ºC to preserve the bright fruit flavours. 5.4 g/l of residual sugar adds both richness & finesse to the finished wine.