Gee, there’s a lot to like about this rosé. Quite a deep pink in colour, it has aromatics of red apple, plum skins and yellow nectarine skins. In fact, I think it has a deeper colour than a 2011 pinot noir from the Yarra Valley currently on my review bench.
The palate is quite fruit driven – for a rosé – surprising with its depth of flavour, yet remaining resolutely and pleasingly dry. Medium acid, refreshing textured red apples and blood plums, with a nice chewy and savoury texture. Made from mourvèdre grapes, this wine is I think something of a winner. It’s a yes from me. Good to Very Good
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Tasted: October 2012