|Specified Vineyard||Mount McKenzie|
|Vineyard Practices||Family traditional responsible farming methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover, low water input and natural sprays for diseases.|
|Soil||Clay loam over a shaley schist rock bed|
|Trellis System||Single wire|
|Varietal||Sangiovese (Grosso e Brunello clones)|
|Age of Vines||8 years|
|Yield per Vine||2 kg / 2 ton per acre|
|Oak Treatment||Aged for 8 months in seasoned French oak barrels.|
|Total Production||1300 bottles. Hand picked and destemmed into 500kg casks for 4 hours then basket pressed to seasoned French oak for natural fermentation for 3 weeks and a further 8 months maturation before racking and natural cold settling before bottling.|
|Vintage||Average winter rains and good fruit set was a good sign to vintage 2015. The summer months between December and February was mild to hot but did receive a welcoming rain event in January. Temperatures abated late February and March leading into harvest produceda beautifully complex, fine & dry rosato with flavours & aromatics of rose petals, pomegranate, white cherries and strawberries all combining bright lingering flavours, crunchy & textural finishing with cleansing fruit acidity.|
Philip White June 2016
And so has dear Dominic Torzi with this disarming rosé. It’s not sweet: it has not one insinuation of the simple raspberry-jelly pink drinks upon which too many squander really good Grenache. Instead, we have an autumnal-coloured wine with a slightly cheesey whiff amongst its gentle capocollo and mortadella fats. Which makes it the perfect accompaniment to a proper antipasto spread: it’ll handle even the tricky tannins of the pickled artichoke.
The wine is gentle and fine of structure, with just the right amount of viscosity to settle you down before the dusty tannins move in to excite you and tighten your hunger. It’ll make a vitello tonnato sing, duet perfectly with veal Sorrentino, and build to a real cute choral work with saltimbocca. And it’ll do this, in every case, with a role more supportive than contrasting. It will never intrude, but lubricate and very gently stimulate. So there: I’m drooling again. Vivaldi glorias please.
The Wine Front – Gary Walsh Jan 2016
The first duty of rosé is to be nice to drink
Pale orange pink in colour with spicy autumnal tones, aniseed, red cherry, rose petals and the like.
It’s light bodied, spicy and subtle in flavour, with perfect acidity and a light dusting of tannin to shape it up. White cherries and earthy spice carry the finish.
It’s hard to stop drinking.
James Halliday 2008 & 2009 Australian Wine Companion
Awarded 5 Star Rating