Our second Wine of the Month pick is another rose – The Girls Vivacious Rose! This one is timely (pun intended) because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Time Estate Winery (there’s the pun) -produced The Girls wine donates 100% of profits to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Do not be fooled by the novelty of this wine’s name and label. A blend of 60% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc, this rose is 100% delicious (sorry, but I’m on a roll here with cheesiness). And, speaking of cheesiness, this dry rose would taste delicious with a grilled cheese sandwich – doesn’t this sound like the perfect comfort food pairing for a warm but crisp Vancouver October night? Plus, with 100% of profits going to charity, this is a guilty pleasure meal that you do not need to feel guilty about!
Here are the tasting notes from Charitable Wines:
“The colour is a bright pink, the nose is floral with aromas of raspberry and strawberry, intense and fragrant. The palate is dry, medium to light bodied, with a thread of acidity giving a beautiful refreshing quality to the wine, and helping to create a clean lingering aftertaste.”
If you’re still feeling guilty about consuming wine & a triple cream brie grilled cheese on a non-cheat day, then you could follow Charitable Wines’ more healthy pairing:
“So crack open a bottle, pour yourself a glass, and either enjoy it all by itself or with some seafood or a healthy salad. And when you take a sip, just know that we can’t wait to go down to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation with a big cheque, all thanks to you.”
Here is where you can pick up a bottle (we found ours at our local BCLDB): http://www.charitablewines.org/where-to-buy.php