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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Rogers & Rufus Grenache of Barossa Rosé 2015

One of the stalwarts from the revolution that threatened to propel dry, savoury and textural rosé into the mindset of the Australian drinker. Think and drink pink sadly seems to have been overlooked by the pervasive talk dry, think sweet mindset.

Made by winemaker Sam Wigan (see also Running With Bulls) and of course a Yalumba/ Hill Smith Family Vineyard brand. The wine in question sees 1-2 hours in a press (colour) and 50% is sent off to barrel for wile yeast fermentation, with fortnightly for 2 months (think texture).

Cool red berry aromatics, a little spice and seasoning. Crisp and dry, a little chalky phenolic pucker. The battonage is evident with width, hold the  wine (if at all possible) for more of that tangy cranberry and raspberry.

Length = generous, a little bite. Cracking example. 92

Tasted on: Saturday 22nd August, a Flower to Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $17.95
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap

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