Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Vinea Marson Rosé 2013

A new label to me from Heathcote - I'm grateful to always see such wines, those little operators who put their shoulder to the wheel and churn out some interesting juice. This Rosé comes in as a Sangiovese and Nebbiolo blend (75/25).

Tangelo and salmon like appearance, smells of mandarin peel, freeze dried strawberries and a dusting of spice. Not overly expressive aromas but there's enough there to engage some interest.

Down the hatch and soon enough it hits its straps. Bone dry, delivery is littered with red berries and red currants. A lick of cream whips through the middle before saliva is drawn out on a longish finish thanks to the cleansing acidity. Just as all seems gone that mandarin lobs up for a final serenade. Nice.

Sunsets and a meat board would eat this up.

Drink now to three years.

92/100 - Very Good.

Region: Heathcote
RRP: $24
Source: Sample

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