2017 Main & Cherry Adelaide Hills Rosé

Recently I was lucky enough to steward at a capital city wine show.  I was blown away by the amount of Rosés entered.  If my memory serves me correctly there were 75 wines.  Think of a red grape variety and it was probably right there, as a Rosé.  The quality was such that there was consideration given to having a Rosé trophy!

This one wasn’t one of the wines in the line-up but I can say for certain, it would’ve matched it with the best of them.

Made up of Pinot Noir and Merlot grapes from Woodside in the Adelaide Hills picked specifically for this wine and, as Michael Sexton put it, “not just bled off from a bigger ferment”.

It has some lovely aromatics which seem to me to be influenced by the Pinot.  Strawberries play the main role here.  On the palate is where it impressed the crowd I served it up to.  Everyone commented on the freshness and full flavour it had.  Strawberries again but lovely and juicy and plump and delicious.  The is a nice texture to it as well thanks to some time on lees which may explain how nicely it fills out the palate (Merlot doing it’s bit I’d say and doing it very well).  The finish is dry and perfectly balanced.  Just how we like them in our home.  Great stuff!!

mainandcherry.com.au

Region: Adelaide Hills, SA     Price: $25     Source: Online Purchase

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