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2018 Patina Rosé

RRP: $25.00

Tasting Note

Crisp and refreshing, the early palate shows attractive ripe fruit leading to an intense mid palate with a crisp citrus finish. There is very little residual sugar in this wine (3 grams per litre) the illusion of sweetness up front is primarily the result of ripe fruit and the blend of grape varieties.

A style is born:

Rosé is very exciting from Orange. In the cool climate the red grapes show some very rich red and black berry flavours when harvested. Then the normal vinification and ageing process of a full or medium bodied red wine tends to develop more complex flavours and mutes these fresh flavours that are so delectable in the cellar during fermentation. Rosé wines are bottled young and maintain the fruity freshness which enables people other than the winemaker to experience the wonderful fruity characters of cool climate red varieties. A beautiful sunset is simply incomplete without a glass of Patina Rosé.

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Colour: Pale Salmon pink

Aroma:  Quite a subtle aroma of strawberries, pear, peach, melon and a floral hint.

Palate:  Crisp and refreshing, the early palate shows attractive ripe fruit leading to an intense mid palate with a crisp citrus finish. There is very little residual sugar in this wine (3 grams per litre) the illusion of sweetness up front is primarily the result of ripe fruit and the blend of grape varieties.

Winemaking:  This wine is made with very little skin contact. The reds and chardonnay were picked fully ripe while the riesling was picked quite young which adds to the freshness of the blend.

Cellaring:  This Rosé is best served very cold which complements the freshness of the wine. I don’t recommend cellaring it although it could develop some quite interesting characters and may be worth experimenting with a few bottles. I have heard reports of some Orange Rosé looking very good after many years in the cellar.

Additional Information
Variety

Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling

Body

Light Bodied

Cellaring

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