Monday, 6 January 2014

Charles Melton Rose of Virginia 2013

Fresh, aromatic and so damn easy to drink.

A blend of blend of 50% Grenache, 22% Cabernet with the remainder made up of Shiraz, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.

Brief skin contact and a six week cold fermentation of free run juice is all the technical detail you need to know.

This wine rescued me on a near forty degree Brisbane summer afternoon, and what a rescue package it was.

Fresh and balanced. Scented with dried red flowers, it's deliciously moreish with an abundance of red fruit. There's a touch of spice to finish. Not too sweet nor too dry, this is a cracker and something for other Rosés to aspire to.

Serve icy cold with a big smile!

Stick it on the shopping list.

Who: Charles Melton
What: Rosé (13% alc)
Where: Barossa
When: 2013
How much: $22

www.charlesmeltonwines.com.au