The worst gale force South Easter winds have been terrorising us for a few days…but this rosé deserved an outdoorsy pic.
Fun fact – I have no idea what this grape is…could be Touriga Franca, could be Pinotage…it’s hard to tell as I can’t find the info on the bottle or website about the 2017 vintage. Either way, it’s hard not to fall in love with this pretty bottle.
Medium salmon colour with a shy nose of unripe peach and nectarine and maybe some red cherry. Dry, high acidity, medium body, short finish, and the lightest tea tannins…sort of like a berry flavoured black tea. A surprisingly weighty mouthfeel, but I’d still prefer to be sipping this outdoors on a hot day.
As you well know, I don’t really pay much attention to food and wine pairings…but I ‘accidentally’ popped a bite of burger doused in sriracha in my mouth, and this wine is a winner paired with a bit of spice. Don’t judge me…but an hour (or much less) later and I dove into some sardines – the wine expanded the aromas of the sardines and the acidity cleansed the fattiness of the fish! This is absolutely a wine best enjoyed with food.
Vini + Viti:
Environmentally sustainably farmed, handpicked, wild fermented, transferred to very old barrels, lightly filtered, and unfined. 180 cases are made each year.
Tasted on back to back fruit days according to the Biodynamic Calendar (SH).