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• Rosehall Run is one of the original County wineries with vines now more than a decade old. They’ve been consistent with quality and value and they’ve excelled with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the get go. The quality-value proposition is in your favour right across the impressive portfolio with winemaker Dan Sullivan guiding impressive results with a steady hand and impeccable vine management and winemaking expertise. The sparkling wine reviewed below is their first on offer. Order the following by the case for daily office or home delivery direct from the winery using this link - Rosehall Run - or pick it up from the cellar door on your next visit to the winery in Prince Edward County. It’s just two-plus hours drive from the GTA or Ottawa via the 401. Here’s a map

****1/2 drink or cellar Oh Canada!
Rosehall Run ‘Ceremony’ Blanc de Blancs Brut Multi-Vintage 

VQA Prince Edward County $34.95 12.2% alcohol 
Bracing citrus aromas meld with leesy notes and flecks of minerality on the nose of this methode traditionelle, estate-grown, 100% Chardonnay sparkling wine. Tangy lemon citrus dominates the initial sip with crisp green apple and hints of lime joining the party on the palate and infusing the mouth-watering finish. This is crisp and refreshing, perfect as a welcoming wine, served with appetizers or alongside fish or seafood. (Vic Harradine)

***** drink or cellar Exceptional Value! Oh Canada!
Rosehall Run ‘JCR - Rosehall Vineyard’ Chardonnay 2013 

VQA Prince Edward County $29.95 13.0% alcohol 
This delivers persistent purity of fruit, deft balance, firm structure, integrated oak and a delectable, lengthy aftertaste of monumental proportions. Baking spice, flinty/mineral notes and ripe orchard fruit aromas herald a medium-bodied, nicely textured, tang-laden stream of lemon curd, white nectarine and peach skin on the palate and finish. Winemaker/co-owner Dan Sullivan hits the bulls-eye with this barrel-select, fabulous offering… Bravo. (Vic Harradine)

****1/2 drink or cellar Oh Canada!
Rosehall Run ‘JCR - Rosehall Vineyard’ Pinot Noir 2013 

VQA Prince Edward County $39.95 12.0% alcohol 
This barrel-select, flagship Pinot Noir aged on fine lees in French oak hogsheads (about 60% new) for 17 months then bottled unfined. Savory herbs, mineral notes, earthiness and red berry fruit aromas abound. A medium-weight, beautifully balanced river of red currant, red cherry and juicy black plum flavour bathes the palate garnished with charred toast. There’s good structure from friendly ripe tannin, persistent, pure ripe-fruit flavour with deft balance and a lengthy, tang-laden finish. Great now, should be even better given another year or two in bottle. (Vic Harradine)