Rose has gained increasing popularity in the past few years, and it’s easy to see why. It’s refreshing, delicious, and straddles the divide between red and white. This ones a real fiesta in a glass, with floral strawberry and fresh raspberry aromas and a palate that fills your mouth with red berry fruit and a moreish savoury element. Clean acids and a mouth watering dry finish guarantee this is going to go down quicker than you think, so stick a couple of bottles in the fridge, sit back, and relax. Ole!
Awards and Accolades
2016 Vintage: 93 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Wine Companion "First made in '07. Very interesting aromas of spice, red cherry and watermelon; while the finish is dry, there's abundant fruit flavour on the journey, texture and structure giving the wine attitude, and the ability to stare down any dish you care to throw at it."
From The Winery
The La Linea rosé has always been a ‘serious’ rosé in that it’s bone dry, with varietal fragrance, and an edge of lingering tannin that leaves the palate refreshed. We have now moved to complement that original fruit source with a remarkably similar block at Birdwood. It also has the all-important perfume, and retention of acidity during ripening. We pick the fruit at “rosé ripeness”: earlier than for red wine, with lower sugar (leading to lower alcohol) and higher acidity. A few hours of contact between juice and skins ensures gentle extraction of colour and subtle tannin.
Our original fruit source has been complemented by a remarkably similar block at Birdwood… and for the first time, a couple of percent of the wine is from our new block of Mencia, at Lenswood. What’s Mencia? Much less famous than its Spanish ‘big brother’ Tempranillo, it is found principally in Galicia… the north-western corner of Spain, where the Atlantic ocean influence ensures Spain’s coolest, wettest viticultural conditions. It’s made into both rosé and red - much as we hope to as the vines mature. After that, the winemaking is all about easing that fruit into the bottle.
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WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
Winemaker: Peter Leske/David LeMire MW
Drink now until: 2019
Alc/Vol: 12.5 %
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