A rough house Granite Belt 2020 vintage has seen an adjustment to the previous couple of releases. Normally a Grenache based blend, this excellent release sees the fusion of Sagrantino and Vermentino. A Rosé well worth diving into.
Not only does the label ooze shelf appeal, the smash factor soars sky high. And not surprisingly, the demand for this Rosé in recent years continues to skyrocket beyond expectations.
Due to the forces of nature not playing nicely with frost, hail and bushfires hammering the district in varying degrees, the dry ground from the drought was the major factor at Golden Grove Estate ensuring not a berry was picked for this wine. Instead, this fruit was sourced from the Chalmers Vineyard in Mildura, Victoria.
Ripe strawberries, dashes of raspberry and pink lady apple skin scents draw you in. Red berries, rhubarb and a whisper of lemony zip get the wheels spinning as the DJ cranks the beat up. There's a tremendous vibe and rhythm about its delivery, but it's the drawn out textural presence that captures your attention thanks to 27% seeing barrel fermentation in old French oak. Soft through the mouth, the creamy drive pushes through relentlessly leaving a crunchy finish to muse over. Sunday afternoons in the sunshine and a large glass of this for the win - how good is living!