I'm a big fan of Xavier Bizot, winemaker at Terre a Terre, and this wine is a great example of why I love his wines. It's a rose that's a lot more savoury and structured than most Aussie examples, but still has plenty of attractive floral and red fruit characters. Hard to resist and definitely a new favourite.
"The 2022 Piccadilly ROSÉ is made from Cabernet Franc (35%), Trousseau Noir (30%), Merlot (25%) and Mondeuse (10%) from our Piccadilly Valley vineyards. It is made in old oak, with some ageing on lees. It is a more complex style of rosé than most Australian examples, and can be aged for up to 5 years. The 2022 has the signature characters of Cabernet Franc – floral aromatics, berry flavours and a gentle tannin grip on the finish. The Trousseau Noir, Merlot and Mondeuse add some middle palate texture and pleasant bitterness on the finish."
In the glass this is very light copper. On the nose you’ll find peach, melon, gooseberry and musk. On the palate, fresh red berry fruit carries a wisp of savoury oak. Clean and zingy acid brings balance and a pleasant grapefruit pithiness appears on the deliciously dry finish.
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