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No. 38: September 2017

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No. 38: September 2017

The Wine Recommendations

Pearl Morissette
2016 Cuvée Roselana

Where Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada
Grape Gamay and Pinot Noir
Ag Organic
SO2 Minimal
Price$35
Love me those dark rosés. And when this one was opened amidst all the others with loftier pedigree than the banks of Niagara on the Canadian side, I chose it for my wine of the night. François Morissette is doing brilliant work. The wine’s acid is in place. It’s savory, structure and refreshing. Really, you can’t get it better than this.

Holden
2016 Pretty Things Rosé

Where Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
Grape Nebbiolo and Dolcetto
Ag Organic and Sustainable
SO2 Minimal
Price$17
Sterling Whitted is Holden and has been since the 2011 vintage. I met him at the fabulous meet-and-greet in Oregon back in June and have to say I’m pretty impressed with the wines. Especially, though not limited to, this rosé (check out the sauvignon blanc as well). This is a pretty remarkable blend of nebbiolo from the Columbia Gorge and dolcetto from Southern Oregon. It’s direct press, left to settle for a couple days, then racked to neutral barrels and left to ferment. It was just the kind of thing you want to refresh—edgy, a little peach-skin-like and digestible.
No. 38: September 2017 The Wine Recs