Lazy Days Rose Wines No 2
Winery : various
- 2016 Longview 'Juno' Nebbiolo Rosato, Adelaide Hills (SA) $26.99: These guys don't do anything wrong, but they're even MORE RIGHT than usual with the release of the beautiful 'Juno' Rose. Borrowing a few tips of presentation from the producers of Provence, the packaging slips you mentally right into the zone, ready for a glass of berry and rose scented refreshment. It's crisp and slightly chewily dry (thank you nebbiolo grape), yet has a soft fruitiness that is most appealing. Slips down very easily. (Screw cap).
- 2015 Txomin Etxaniz Txakoli Gorria Rosato, Basque (SP) SPECIAL INTRO PRICE $36.99 (RRP $41) Scott Wasley The Spanish Acquisition notes - 'Watermelon Juice!! A blend of Hondarribi Zuri (grape white) with 60% Hondarribi Belza (grape red). Light as light can be, with a touch of gentle spritz. Delicate and just off-dry, and very beautiful, it's a truly original wine.' 11% alc (Nomacorc)
- 2016 Milton Pinot Noir Rose, East Coast (TAS) $27.50: Pale onion-skin-pink. Vibrant berry and sweet citrus aromas, mouthwatering, with a touch of rose powder underneath. Juicy and lively in the mouth but there's essential pinot sweetness and slinkiness to create a smooth quite long finish.12.8% alc. Screw cap.
- 2015 Chateau du Rouet Cotes de Provence Rose (FR) $29: Yet another exquisite Provencal Rose (come to think of it I've not yet met one I didn't like), in the traditional curvy bottle. Josh Reynolds also rates it highly '...tangarine, strawberry and white flowers... At once fleshy and lively, boasting good clarity and breadth to its rich flavours. A bitter citrus zest note adds cut to the smooth, seamless, refreshingly tangy finish.' (Nomacorc)
- 2015 Farr Rising Saignee Rose, Geelong (VIC) $32: As always, like sipping rubies. Serious wine with the right balance of fruitiness/dryness and ultimate refreshment.
- 2015 Cune Rosado Rioja $28.50: Made from tempranillo, this dry and fruity rose has a brilliantly bold colour. Aromatic and quite concentrated with red fruits and florals. Very good with tapas, tuna or salmon and light meats.