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Monday 7 September 2020

Golden Grove Rosé Brose 2020

I tasted two separate bottles over consecutive weeks, taking notes on each, for no other reason than I could. 

Challenging vintage conditions in his home region saw winemaker Ray Costanzo source fruit from the Chalmers Vineyard out at Mildura to create this Rosé, it being crafted from Sagrantino and Vermentino. 

A bright, floral, quite evocative perfume. It smells of warmer days ahead, of breezes flowing through a Summer garden, strawberries on a summer berry pudding. 

It's the palate that really captures the imagination, the Sagrantino - a variety known for tannins - has been well handled, providing a light phenolic rub. It's a talcum like feel that provides an initial presence, further enhanced by a lemony tang of acidity brought by the Vermentino.

Served cool, harnessing the textural components, providing focus for the citrus tinged zip - from the Vermentino component one would hazard. 

Line and focus, a phenolic chalky addition supplements that profile, radiating out across the palate. It's well worked, expertly judged and more than poised to feature heavily in my drinking repertoire over the Summer ahead. 93 

Tasted on: Monday 17th and Monday 24th August 
Source: Cellar Door
Price: $26
Alcohol: 12.7%
Closure: Screwcap

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