Spinifex Rosé 2016

Thinking pink has become de rigueur these days with the surging popularity of rosé wines and the unprecedented range to choose from competing for hearts, minds and wallets particularly throughout the warmer months. 

One of the more innovative rosé wines on the market is the one from Spinifex blended from 52% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 14% Mataro and 4% of the white variety Ugni Blanc (aka Trebbiano).

The fruit comes from old vines sourced from mature dry grown vineyards in the Barossa Valley that have an average, repeat average age of 65 years.

The 2016 is light salmon in colour and has finely perfumed aromas of cherry, guava, watermelon and musk.

Plenty of depth and complexity on the palate from the winemaking process delivering a style that sits at the medium- to fuller-bodied end of the spectrum. Juicy redcurrant, cherry, dried cranberry snd spice flavours are fresh and delicious.

Dry and chalky in texture with a slight crunch on the length but freshness is the feature here with its delicate fruit acids taking the wine to a pleasing savoury mineral finish. 

Thirst quenching dry rosé in the Provence style that should have a warning attached: Dangerously drinkable! Sit back on a balmy evening, sip this delicious Rosé and listen to the symphonic calls of cicadas in the backyard. Bliss.  

Source: Winery. ABV: 13.0%. Closure: Screw Cap. Price: $24.00. Rating: 93 Points. 
Website: http://www.spinifexwines.com.au 

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