Seductive, charming, mysterious.
Wild Rosy wins top honey wine in 2015 Alberta Beverage Awards and judges selection in 2016.
Wild Rosy is Spirit Hills semi-sweet rose wine made with our provincial flower: the wild rose. Both honey and rose flowers were historically highly valued aphrodisiacs. In this drink we have combined both to create the ultimate seducing wine.
The wine has a shimmering coral rose color. As the glass approaches, the aroma of the entire rose bush will greet you, yet subtle, not perfume like, but just as natural as walking through a field with wild flower blossoms. The freshness of the wine greets you and is followed by the velvety softness and taste of rose flower petals. It warms you up and leaves a finish that is seducing, mysterious, and earthy, and brings images of rose flowers and love.
Best served chilled.
Here is what Tara Petersen, I.S.G. Sommelier says about it:
Very shimmery. Off rose. Coral.
Rose petals, honey, heavy stone fruit aroma, plum and apricots.
Nice balance. Good acidity, moderate fruit. Nice balanced length, peachy, silky and round. Good food wine, but nice to drink on its own. Pairs well with fruit salads and desserts.
Yes another glass please :-)
A food lab in Edmonton has analyzed Wild Rosy for its minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. The antioxidant results were so off the scale the lab retested the wine to make sure their results were correct. Red wine is known for its antioxidants and a 5 ounce glass contains on average 320 mg of polyphenol antioxidants. Wild Rosy contains 29,600 mg of polyphenol antioxidants in a 5 ounce glass, or the equivalent of 90 glasses of red wine.
Wild Rosy pairs well with desserts or afternoon sweets, specifically anything chocolate, like chocolate cake or chocolate mouse. It is also an amazing cheese pairing wine all around, but is particularly nice with stronger cheeses like a blue cheese or aged cheddar. And then there is Asian food. There probably isn't a much more versatile food pairing wine for Asian dishes as recognized by renowned Japanese sommeliers You can pair it with sushi, curry, peanut sauces, teriyaki, and earthy and spicy foods. On its own it is a great sipping wine for warm summer days or before or after dinner.
Spirit Hills Wine Cocktails
Wild Rosy - served over ice!
- 2 parts Wild Rosy
- 1 part Sprite
- 1/2 part amber rum (not spiced)
- 1/2 part of orange juice
- serve over ice and enjoy!
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
Thank you for making such a lovely mead! I didn't know what to expect from Alberta's Wild Rose but it was a wonderful bottle of wine! The flavour, the colour, the pure ingredients, fantastic!!
Shelley Smith, customer
Shared our first bottle of Dande this past weekend, and it was perfect! Dry enough for my husband to enjoy, but the underlying sweetness of the honey was just right for me. Wonderful experience, sharing and savoring our lovely mead wine. Might have to make this a Friday night tradition!
Tara Petersen, accredited Sommelier of the International Sommelier Guild
At first I was a bit skeptical when asked to profile the meads, but what a wonderful surprise it was to find local wines of such quality. Both Dande and Alberta's Red are well-structured and balanced wines with perfect acidity and an outstanding length. They are very food friendly, but can also be enjoyed all by themselves. And even though they are both dry, you can smell and taste the honey, it's almost like you can taste the sunshine and the flowering fields. These are wines that we Albertans can be proud of.
Jason Furgala, wine connoisseur
Visiting Spirit Hills is like visiting a quality winery in Sonoma or the Napa Valley. The visit will transport you to a different world and the wine will entirely amaze you and inspire you.