Hillebrand 2010-Tasting - NV Trius Brut Rosé
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble … not sure how much toil and trouble winemaker Darryl Brooker got from making this wine, but he sure did end up with a lively bubbly to add to his already stellar line of award-winning bubbly. Alright, so there’s just the Trius Brut in that line, but it did win best sparkling in Canada in the Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards, and took a share of the Best Sparkling wine award at Cuvee 2010. This Rosé is a welcome addition to the field and definitely something else to crow about. 53% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 7% Pinot Meunier is the blend here, aged in the traditional method: in bottle and on lees, for 21 months. The result is a lovely raspberry nose. Palate is friendly, fresh and clean with very good acidity and raspberry lemony flavours – good fruit to acid ratio. A good first effort with the pink fizz and this wines will only improve the more it gets made; be prepared to see this on the podium for many years to come. Price: $29.95 – Rating: ****½
Niagara Peninsula
At the Winery

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