2014 Black Label, Clare Valley Grenache Rosé
Making up a smaller percent of the Australian wine market, we are seeing a steady growth in rosé sales. Rosé has been popular through Europe for centuries, in France Rosé continues to out sell white wine. This has lead for a rediscovering through Australia, the United States and globally. Rosé is a fun and versatile wine that complements today’s lifestyle.
Rosé is generally made from black-skinned grapes. The main difference between rosé and red wine is the length of time the grape juice stays in contact with the skins, known as maceration.
Our Black Label Grenache Rosé is made from Grenache. Grenache is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world.
Our grapes come from Australia’s Clare Valley. The Clare Valley is one of the oldest wine producing regions in Australia. The region has a cooler climate, making it the ideal environment for grape growing and as a result producing some Australia’s finest wines.
Our New Vintage 2014 Black Label, Clare Valley Grenache Rosé, follows our Chief Wine maker Rod Hooper’s high standards and expertise; ‘To make technically very good wines that have honest expression of varietal fruit, that’s my winemaking philosophy’.. And that is exactly what we have done with our 2014 Black Label Grenache Rosé.
It seems we aren’t the only ones impressed. Keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers, The Australian Wine Companion is recognised nationally as the industry bench mark. The 2014 Edition Tasting Note for our 2013, commented that our Rose offered exceptional value for money and scored a brilliant 90 points.
Wine Companion tasting note
‘Bright fuchsia-pink; the Mount Lofty Ranges includes the disparate Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains and Clare Valley regions, and this wine must surely come from either or both of the latter two. It is lively, fresh and crisp, with red fruits to the fore, backed up by good acidity; dry finish.’ James Halliday.
With the new edition of The Wine Companion coming out this July, we are convinced that the 2014 will be recognised as our best Rosé yet.
Food Pairing with Rose
The food pairing possibilities for rosé are almost endless. It couples wonderfully with international cuisine, salads, sea foods and also winter meals of slow cooked red meats and roast vegetables.
Rosé is at its best when served chilled. However, when too cold they loose their delicate aromas and flavours. In purchasing rosés, make sure you are getting the current vintage.