Inspired by what we are seeing out of southern France - those pale, bone dry Rosé's from Provence, but also, we are intrigued by the perfume of early picked Yarra Valley Pinot. When it is hand-picked and gently pressed, it has to be one of the great varieties for a dry Rosé.
Concentrated bunch flavour, vibrant colours and high natural acidity.
Grilled anchovies on fresh tomato bruschetta, BBQ king prawns with smoked paprika aioli. Goats cheese baked on sourdough crouton over a rocket lettuce salad. Melon wrapped with prosciutto.Awards:
JAMES HALLIDAY'S TOP 100 WINES OF 2021 97 Points
100% pinot noir, hand-picked, specifically for this rose, wild yeast fermented. Vibrantly fresh aromas and flavours; rose petals, violets and delicate spices on the bouquet, wild strawberries and raspberries on the mouth-watering palate. Great wine, not just great rose.
hallidaywinecompanion.com, 22 November, 2021
MIKE BENNIE 91 Points
It’s a tart and lighter shade of rose, peachy and a little creamy, raspberry licked and ostensibly dry, though you’d say citrusy too. An ease to drinking this, unashamedly in a good zone of savoury and dry and fruity. No fireworks. Well made. Nicely done.
The Wine Front, 8 August, 2021
SILVER MEDAL 90 Points
Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2021
STUART KNOX 90 Points
Pale salmon-pink colour. Cherry and lavender aromas. Light to medium-weight, some richer tones through the middle-palate, with a soft acid line. Good length and a fuzz of phenolics into the finish.
The Real Review, 19 August, 202