Weekly Wine Pick: Lady Bug Malivoire 2012 Rosé


I've seen Malivoire's Lady Bug wine, which is a mix of Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir, on every shelf of every liquor store at least a hundred times now.  It pops of everywhere, like a relentless fast food chain might pop up on the side of a highway.  And yet it never occurred to me until yesterday that I may as well give it a try, since it ain't going anywhere anytime soon. My personal pet peeve is a rosé that is too sweet, so I was happy to learn that this one was a dry, full-bodied wine.

Another one from Niagara this week. What can I say, I like a good VQA:

Tasting notes: Strawberry, Cranberry, Rhubarb
 
Pair with:  A oil-based pasta or sparkling cold soup

Cost:  $ 15.95 CDN

Perks: It's a light rosé, ideal for hosting a gaggle of gossiping females. It would make a nice summer spritzer, too! Just take a swig and picture yourself on a patio. We're almost there.
 
Cons: This wine is everywhere, so you won't exactly score any points for getting your hands on a rare gem.
 
Overall Glossless Rating (based on totally unscientific and arbitrary values): 9/10