Vineyard co-owner and vigneron Hugh Jones claims that Grenache loves this region, "maybe too much" with its Mediterranean climate and unique soil composition. "I think it makes a lot of sense (to grow it) in this area," he said with this second vintage awarded an impressive silver at the recent Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show.
No mean feat given the calibre of the other entrants.
There are terrific aromas of ripe strawberries, cherry blossom and orange with a dusting of white pepper that transit through to the palate. An ample palate begins with a creaminess that is then supported by strawberry and cherry flavours and a refreshing grapefruit acidity.
Mouth quenching moderate acidity and fine crunchy tannins linger long on a refreshing, dry and savoury finish. With a light chill, its effortless drinkability and interest will keep you coming back for more.
This is great value for such a cracking rosé. Calls out for a plate of sushi and sashimi.
Source: Sample courtesy of Humis Vineyard. ABV: 13.1%. Closure: Screw Cap.
Price: $20.00. Rating: 93 Points. Website: https://www.humisvineyard.com