We’ve purposely selected Sangiovese for our Rosato in order to make a drier, structured, longer flavoured wine. We believe Sangiovese makes a more enjoyable vibrant style better suited to the heat of the day, balmy evening, laughter, the beach and fishing expeditions. More importantly the colour of this wine tantalises your taste buds for beautiful handmade dishes and the evening gathering.
The growing season produced stunning fruit which made some of our best wines ever. Harvest was early due to a warm spring and a very dry ripening season with no disease pressure that produced fruit with extraordinary aromatics and deep flavours when tasted on the vine before harvesting in comparison to previous years.
As the fruit flavours were almost exotic, dominated with an array of cherry and cranberry notes, we decided to be a little adventurous and ferment the wine in old French oak barrels which preserves the fruit but adds a further level of structure and depth to the wine.
This has produced a drier, complex style which shows off the varietal charm with plenty of cherry fruits, raspberries and strawberries with a mix of cinnamon, white peppered, peeled tomatoes skins notes coming off the top. The palate has plenty of flavour and is thoroughly refreshing. It’s an ideal wine to select and serve in any situation and with food as it lifts the simplicity of dishes such as antipasto, smoked salmon or a Greek salad to something quite dignified.
So here is a wine we believe lifts every occasion and gathering. We believe to make high quality Rosato is as much about the variety as it is the viticulture and winemaking. That’s why we planted Sangiovese in our vineyard at Aldinga located at the southern end of McLaren Vale along the coast line of the Gulf of St Vincent.
Pale fuchsia; this is spicy, smoky with zesty crunchy acidity ensuring it’s super lively but there’s texture too and finishes neat and dry. – Jane Faulkner, James Halliday Wine Companion 92/100 – 2016
Not your usual rosé, showing great complexity and intent of style. Be prepared, but I see an interesting, delicious wine here. – Mike Bennie, The Wine Front. 2015
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