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2017 Rosé


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With a colour reminiscent of summer sunsets, blushing cheeks and your favourite croquet polo shirt, why would you not choose rosé today? Don’t let its sweet
hues fool you. This baby is a crisp dry drop, made from Pinot Noir grapes. Playful and preppy, classy and so damn drinkable.

Region: Yarra Valley

Alc/Vol: 13.5%

Smells like: Cherries and strawberries, with a savoury hint

Tastes like: Red berry compote, with a crisp, super clean finish

Goes with: A great margarita pizza, tiger prawns with aioli, or brie and quince paste. The next round of bowls.


Wine making:

A careful blend of intensely perfumed Pinot Noir fruit that ripened through a warm, dry Spring

Fruit from the Yarra Valley
Harvested in March 2017 in the cool of night 3-4 hours of skin contact to create that beautiful colour
Long settling, leading to minimal filtration
Vegan Friendly
Drink now or cellar it up to 2 years but why wait?

Reviews: 95 points – 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
“A pinot noir rose with abundant juicy red fruits, its intensity something to stop you in your tracks. It’s the ’17 effect of course, and it’s remarkable. Rose can’t get much better than this, nor be longer lived.”

3.5 / 5 – Tony Love, News Corp
“Mid-toned pink — just a few hours of skin contact for the colour soaked from the Yarra preferred rose grape, pinot noir. The standout attraction here is a rose petal and strawberry crush set of aromas to start, and the drip and swirl in the mouth. Neatly crafted to see the fruit sweetness as well as savoury lines and has enough body and structure to handle a good antipasto during a long lunch.”

94 points – Phil Egan, National Liquor News
“Strawberry, rose petal aromas. Great nose & very well structured.’ ‘A really well-rounded rose, toffee apple on the nose and nice dried fruit on the tongue – tops!”

Silver Medal
2017 Rutherglen Wine Show

Bronze Medal
2017 Royal Queensland Wine Show
2017 Perth Royal Wine Show
2017 Yarra Valley Wine Show 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
2017 Victorian Wine Show


Delivery Information


Zone (defined by postcode) Fastway AusPost
Melbourne/Yarra Valley $16.00 $12.00
Albury/NE Victoria $12.00 $15.00
Sydney, ACT $12.00 $20.00
NSW, VIC Country $16.00 $22.00
Adelaide, Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast $16.00 $16.00
QLD Country $16.00 $28.00
Tasmania, Perth $25.00 $30.00
SA Country $30.00 $30.00
NT, Country WA $59.00 $36.00

Delivery ETA: 3 to 10 business days pending postcodes