Leaning Post Rosé VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake 2021
  • Rosé Wine
  • Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir
  • Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Light Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12.5% alc./vol

Leaning Post Rosé VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake 2021

Niagara, Canada
Regular price $19.95per bottle ($239.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Floral & Juicy

Husband and wife duo Ilya and Nadia started Leaning Post winery in Niagara over 10 years ago. Initially a virtual set up, the winery now located on Highway 8, has become a reference producer in Niagara.

The grapes used in this vintage of Rose came from two separate vineyards in Niagara-on-the-lake, 89% of Pinot Noir came from Niagara Lakeshore harvested on September 25, and 11% came from a vineyard in Four Mile Creek on October 1st.  At Leaning Post, they decided to leave the grapes on skins over night to extract the perfect amount of colour.  It was gently pressed into stainless steel tanks where the juice settled for a few days before being racked off the gross lees and inoculated.  It fermented at cool temperatures to preserves aromatics and fruit flavours.  A portion of this rose (43%) spent 3 months in concrete, this helped built the richness and texture on the palate.  

Leaning Post first 100% Pinot Noir rosé builds on our house style with a bright and refreshing nose of vibrant strawberry, watermelon, raspberry and orange-peel with lovely notes of honeysuckle and orange-blossom. The palate supports the nose with rich texture and a lovely strawberries and fresh-cream balanced by a mineral and stony core that leads to a surprisingly delicate finish.

This bright, refreshing Rose was built for warm summer days and good company!

About the Winery

Leaning Post

A leaning post is what you find at the beginning of a row of grapes, anchoring the wires that are the frame-work for growing grapevines. It is the beginning of an obsession to translate a time and place into liquid. Leaning Post wines take you to that beginning by finding small, unique plots of land in Niagara and putting them in bottle. Because after stripping away all the fancy buildings and high-tech equipment you are left with a place on this earth that grows wine unlike any other. When you taste that in a glass you just know it. Nadia and Ilya have had to rely on the support of family, friends and financial institutions to make the dream of owning a winery a reality. Leaning Post began as a virtual winery and is so proud to now have the quaint tasting room at 1491 Hwy 8 on their home property in Winona, Ontario.

Ilya and Nadia are the brains and passion behind Leaning Post Wines. It started with a dream to take unique, interesting single vineyard blocks in Niagara and turn them into distinctive, terroir driven wines. Nadia and Ilya first met in their hometown of Winnipeg, MB where their passion for wine and each other was born.

Ilya has been a winemaker in the Niagara Region for the last 17 vintages working at Daniel Lenko Estate Winery, Foreign Affair and now at Leaning Post Wines. Ilya is also a consulting winemaker at the Good Earth Winery. Ilya’s true passion in life is to make world renowned wines from Niagara that really showcase the distinct terroir that Niagara offers.