Last weekend I did something I’ve never done before – camp. Yes, that’s right, it was just me and the great outdoors, plus my boyfriend, birds, bugs, little furry animals and this great sparkling wine from Pelee Island Winery.
The Wine: Lola Sparkling Rosé
Grape Variety: Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin
Location: Kingsville, Ontario
I bought this wine partly because I love a nice sparkling rosé and (mostly) because of the amazing label. Look at it- this bottle is so gorgeous. Can I wallpaper my house in that flower pattern? Anyway, sometimes I buy wine because of how the label looks and I'm honestly okay with that.
The Lola has really nice soft flavours and it’s made in the Charmat Method, which means instead of two processes of fermentation like the Traditional Method (where the second process happens in the bottle) there’s only one process, which happens in an enclosed tank. This is also known as the Tank Method. It’s a lot faster to produce sparkling wines via this method, which works for me because it means I get to drink this kind of wine faster.
Lola has really nice honey flavours and big hits of strawberries and melon. There are hints of orange and vanilla, and while there’s lots of flavour happening, this wine isn’t heavy. This is a sparkling wine that is perfect for mid-day drinking at a camp site.
Though on the sweeter side, this is definitely a bottle that I’ll pick up again – and – Pelee Island Winery makes a ‘gently sparkling white wine’ version of Lola and I can’t wait to try it! Lola Sparkling Rosé is a beautiful bottle of wine that tastes good and looks great in the great outdoors.