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2020 Picnique Rouge Can

2020 Picnique Rouge Can

Picnique Rouge was made to be enjoyed as a “Vin Rouge de Soif” – an easy, quaffable, mid-weight red that is as thirst quenching as it is easy to drink., now available in 250mL cans. It's bright, tangy plum aromas and juicy sour cherry flavors make it the perfect fall and winter thirst-quencher, equally suited to both golf and apres-ski. A welcome addition to any picnic basket, or slip a can into your tackle box to enjoy with the next trout you catch. Even better served with a slight chill.

Sold in flats of 24x 250mL cans.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Wine Profile
Production Notes
Winter 2019/20 mirrored the previous year’s freeze-thaw pattern and the erratic weather continued to cause bud and cane damage to the Okanagan Valley’s vineyards. Spring was sunny and dry with a distinct lack of rainfall in April and May. In contrast, June was rainy and windy, particularly during the flowering of the vines, causing hard “shot berries,” poor fruit set, and loose clusters. Fortunately, July and August were hot and sunny with fewer temperature spikes which caused less stress on the vines as the berries sized up. Veraison began in the central Okanagan Valley and the Naramata Bench the second week of August. It was long, lasting almost 3-4 weeks in some places, having been prolonged by the smoke blanket in late August from the Skaha Bluff fire and the slow ripening of the secondary buds. The weather stayed hot until the second week in September then cooled to a more moderate temperature. We began harvesting the third week of September, beginning with our new vineyard site in Oliver with our first crop of Sauvignon Blanc. We then commenced with the first picks of Chardonnay from the Con Vida Vineyard on the Skaha Bluff and our Auxerrois on the Naramata Bench. The weather remained pleasant until mid-October, providing a prolonged, dry hang-time that developed the grape’s mature and complex flavours. Throughout this period, we consistently brought in grapes every day until an abrupt snowfall and cold spell ended the harvest on October 21. We brought in all 150 tons successfully before this rude weather event. We are very pleased with the 2020 wines considering the logistical and labour challenges. The sugars were ripe, but not ridiculous, and the lower yields contributed to the concentration, aromatics, ripe tannins, and phenolics of the wines.

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