The Hidden Sea Rosé
Try this combination on for size – a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay – in a rosé. Only those cheeky Australians could get away with it. And they do in this case. By deploying the saignée method of colour extraction and cool fermentation, this wine retains a delicacy of tint and flavour after the crush. The main theme here is decidedly strawberries and cream, always palatable but in this instance a very well managed combination of fruit, rounded finish and panache.
“Only those cheeky Australians could get away with it”
Another marvellous thing about this wine is the fact 10 plastic bottles are removed from the ocean for each bottle of wine sold. Plus, who could resist that magnificent whale portrait on the label? At 12% alcohol, it’s an easy drinking style of pink that ticks many boxes. For those interested in varietals, it also offers a fascinating exercise in tasting: the strawberry and hint of black pepper in the Shiraz, hint of blackcurrant from the Cabernet Sauvignon, and then a waft of clotted cream Chardonnay. Entertaining. Serve with salmon canapés or strawberries dipped in chocolate.
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