|Young, Fresh and Fun|
100% Grenache from Barossa Valley, Australia.
SRP of $16 and available for as low as $14. Sample received courtesy Terlato Wines International for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"We always awake to a beautiful day in Australia. We have a fun filled culture of natural beauty, colour and spice backed by a lovely clean environment. Enjoy this rosé wine; a true expression of the lucky country.My summertime enjoyment of rosé wine continues on with today's selection, which is really the definition of a young, fresh wine. After a very brief 24 hour contact with the grape skins, the grape juice is cold fermented, fined, filtered and then bottled -- all within just a few short weeks of the grapes being picked.
Australia is known as "The Lucky Country", a term that according to Wikipedia originally had a bit of a negative connotation to it -- as in they avoided a lot of the pitfalls that other countries encountered due to their historical origins and abundant natural resources that allowed them to coast so to speak. Today; however, it is mostly used as a term of endearment. And today we have a rather endearing wine.
The 2011 The Lucky Country Rosé begins with really nice aromas of wild strawberries and cream, a little watermelon and dried herbs. Tasting the wine reveals lots of juicy and sour fruit plus some dried herbs wrapped up in a creamy texture with good acidity. It finishes with lots of zesty fruit, mainly orange and sour cherry, plus a little bit of spice and good length. A wine that just gets better and better the more you drink, so drink a bunch!
Also be sure to check out my Five Favorites - Refreshing Rosé post for more summertime quaffers!
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Taste Rating: 8 Cost Rating: 6
Overall Rating: 7.5
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