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Malivoire Vivant Rosé 2018 Wine Review

Malivoire Vivant Rosé 2018

Malivoire Vivant Rosé 2018

Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2019-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Rosés

Winery: Malivoire

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Aptly named "Vivant" because this medium-bodied Pinot Noir Niagara rosé is vibrant and zesty on the palate. Lots for fresh strawberries, red berries, soft orange, honey and pink florals on the palate. Great length on this fresh PN. Pair with a beet and goat cheese salad.

Rosé food pairings: soft herbal cheeses with dried fruit, strawberry and spinach salad with poppy seed dressing, fresh oysters or citrus poached shrimp.

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This Malivoire Vivant Rosé 2018 was reviewed on August 16, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Lovely and consistently good year after year. Aromas of field strawberry, lime zest and orange peel. Nice vibrant acidity and light, but flavourful berry notes on the finish. Enjoy with fresh summer salads or grilled salmon.
Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Subtle red cherry, raspberry, strawberry, and watermelon aromas over underlying minerality on the entrancing nose. Dry and fruity, zesty and crisp, with pleasant red fruit with increasing potent wet stone on the palate. Cherry blossom and floral notes join the fruit and mineral through the finish. Another winner from the Malivoire Wine Company. Perfect pairing for chicken, stuffed turkey breast, and grilled pork chops.
Carolyn Hetke rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This 100% Pinot Noir Rosé has a slightly floral nose with fruity dried strawberries. Tart strawberries on the palate and dry. Medium plus finish. This rose is robust enough to stand up to a meal of BBQ chicken or pork tenderloin. Tasted July 2019. www.thewineloverskitchen.com
This is a lively rosé. Vivant 2018 from Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment wine regions is produced by Malivoire. Love the pronounced nose of sun-kissed strawberries, pink florals, zesty citrus and soft herbal flavours on the palate. Vibrant acidity for food, this is a medium-bodied, dry Pinot Noir rosé finishing tart with clean mineral notes. The grapes are harvested in the cool of the morning and are whole cluster pressed to have minimal grape skin contact with the juice in order to achieve this delicate salmon, ballet-sipper hue. Enjoy now and pair with smoked, cured meats and creamy cheeses. - Community Wine Reviews

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