This wine review is of a rosé from Paul Mas, the 2020 vintage and the indication géographique protégée of the Pays d’Oc in the south of France. The rosé grape varieties are typical of this region: a duo of grenaches – grenache gris and noir, pinot gris, caladoc and cinsault. I haven’t come across caladocContinue reading “Paul Mas Le Rosé 2020 Wine Review”
This wine review is of a pinot noir rosé from Huntington Estate in warm climate Mudgee. This is not a natural home for pinot noir, but as a rosé from grapes that I expect were early picked, the wine is refreshing and European in style. In the glass, it is a red-orange colour. The aromaContinue reading “Huntington Estate Rosé 2018 Wine Review”
This is a sound rosé from Robert Stein made in the current style. It is pale in colour, with a mineral and strawberry aroma. The palate is dry, has fresh acidity and a medium body. The styling is French. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Website: https://www.robertstein.com.au; wine-searcher.com. Source: Sample. Reviewed: September 2020.
This is a good, classically styled Côtes de Provence rosé from Saint Sidoine. It is a very pale salmon/copper in colour. It opens to aromas of unripe strawberries and firm red fruits. The palate is medium bodied, the acidity between medium and high, and the finish dry and harmonious. Rating: Good. Website: http://saintsidoine.com; wine-searcher.com. Reviewed:Continue reading “Saint Sidoine Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018”
I wasn’t convinced by this Triennes rosé from the 2018 vintage and the IGP Méditerranée in the south of France, although I have previously enjoyed an earlier vintage (2017). Its aroma is fruity with characters reminding of lavender soap, and quite strongly so at that. The palate is better: dry, medium bodied, the acidity betweenContinue reading “Triennes Rosé 2018”
This rosé from Terre à Terre is a blend of pinot noir (70%) and chardonnay (30%) and from the Piccadilly sub region of the Adelaide Hills (above 500m altitude). It’s a well constructed rosé. It opens to aromas of strawberry and smoke. The palate is dry, with an expression of light spices, a full bodyContinue reading “Terre à Terre Piccadilly Rosé 2019”