Wine: Chronos Rosé, 2020
Winery: Time Family of Wines, Penticton
Why drink it? New labels, a new satellite shop coming to the District Wine Village, and a refreshed bistro named Orolo to come in 2022. A good time to get reacquainted with this winery, beginning with this Syrah rosé. A bright and clear ripe watermelon pink in the glass hints at what’s to come. On the nose you’ll find strawberry freezer jam behind some pepper and light herb and spice notes, and perhaps a hint of Swedish Berries candy. The palate brings together the aforementioned watermelon, strawberries, and some tart berry flavours that linger just long enough for a refreshing finish.
Pair with: A well-chilled bottle will do nicely on its own. A trendy feta cheese and watermelon salad would be a perfect choice, as is a spinach salad with candied nuts and a lightly peppered vinaigrette. Soft cheeses with your favourite crackers as a snack.
Music pairing: This Year, Cooper