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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.
The weather in the Okanagan was favourable for most of the 2018 season, beginning with a mild spring. A typical Okanagan summer (hot and dry) tested the vineyard crews who had to pay careful attention to irrigation regimes and leaf-to-fruit-ratios. In September temperatures cooled to below normal, especially at night. More favourable weather marked a rare “Golden October” and provided a long, unpressured harvest period which continued into the first couple of weeks of November. According to winemaker, Stefan Arnason, “The steady pace of our 2018 growing season yielded balanced wines; the cool nights and warm days over an extended period preserved acidity and developed wonderful phenolic ripeness and ¬flavour complexity."
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, 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. 4 g/l of residual sugar adds both richness & finesse to the finished wine.