A pale pink grapefruit colour, with a charming nose that is a dead giveaway for Chardonnay. White peach and then subtle red cranberry nose from the Pinot Noir skins. A touch dusty, with anise as well before rounding into Rosé form with watermelon and red Anjou pear. The palate shows the Ripasso process in much more detail and has an earthy Pinot Noir character. Dried cranberry, tangerine citrus and dried herbs de Provence. On the label, we shortened this description to garrigue, but the French refer to this as the scent of the countryside, which is full of sage, thyme, rosemary and lavender. If you walk through the South Okanagan after a spring or autumn rain you get something similar, although more sage driven. The wine finishes dry and warm with some umami, seaweed flavours, a touch of grip and plenty of complexity. Certainly not your typical Rosé.