2012 Port Phillip Estate Salasso Rosé

port phillip roseSometimes I yawn at Shiraz based Rosés…which just goes to show I can be a bit of a tosser. This is made saignée style, although I should probably say salasso style because that’s where the name comes from. Italian for “bleeding the juice”.

Red apple and cherry with wild strawberries, hints of black pepper and forest-like notes. Savoury palate weight and it carries it with ease. Rolls out with class – a little creamy from old oak and lees – then glides through the back-palate with purpose and poise. No mimicry here. When they made this they broke the mold. 93 Very Good – Excellent

Region: Mornington Peninsula
Alcohol: 13.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $24
Tasted: February 2013


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