Golden Egg 2012
ABOUT THE WINE
"After many years of fascination with 'Rhone-style' reds, I decided to work with a couple of our passionate growers who are innovative, thirsty for knowledge, and enjoy a challenge. We decided in 2007 to plant some Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache vines in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. In 2009 we harvested the grapes for the icon wine at Red Rooster called the 'Golden Egg'."
Karen Gillis, Wine Maker.
The 2012 vintage of the “Golden Egg” is a blend of 40% Mourvedre, 35% Grenache and 25% Syrah. Each varietal was aged separately in French oak barrels. The wines were blended together after 12 months in oak barrels and then the final assemblage was aged a further 7 months before bottling.
Very limited production of 133 cases.
This iconic rooster really expresses its 'Rhone-style' image with flare and panache while strutting through the hen house. The clutch of hens immediately noticed that perfect shade of garnet and enticing bouquet of cherry, blueberry and plum accented by notes of vanilla, sweet smoky oak, leather and tobacco. This dry, medium-bodied wine has soft delicate tannins and food-friendly acidity. Flavours of cherry, red berry and blueberry provide that perfect tangy, juicy fruit-forward excitement while notes of sweet vanilla extract and white pepper add interest. Cocoa, sweet spice and red fruit notes provide that lasting memory.
Enjoy now through 2017.
Wonderful wine to sip and savour while fireside. Serve with wild fowl; duck breast; veal cutlets; veal scallopini; crown roast of pork with stuffing; prime rib; grilled red meats; roasted root vegetables; grilled red peppers.
2.8 g/L residual sugar
6.0 g/L total acidity