Are you familiar with a Chicago (the band) song, “If you leave me now”? Not far into the start of it you hear one singular ‘ding’ of a triangle (a very under-rated percussion instrument). You don’t hear it again for the duration of the song but it is a significant part regardless. Well, this wine, made from Sangiovese grapes, has 0.6% Shiraz in the mix. Even though it is but a small percentage, the Shiraz still plays its triangle part in this easy to drink Rosé and plays it in a nice subtle rather than significant way.
The aromas of this wine are the perfect prelude to what presents on the palate. Nice ripe strawberries, raspberries and red cherries. It has a smooth creamy texture with a bit of extra mid palate feel thanks to that splash of Shiraz I reckon. It’s dry and a little bit savoury as the flavour continues through on a medium length finish where just a hint of acidity adds crispness if you like.
This has everything going for it and is bound to be a winner. It’s organic with plenty of flavour, there’s freshness, it’s perfectly food friendly and easy drinkability. Let’s not forget the attractive price! Let’s hope this is bottled every year…please!!
Region: Canowindra, NSW Price: $20 Source: Sample courtesy of Pig in the House wines and Define Wine