Origin: Chapoutier, Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
Taste guide: Dry, strawberry, raspberry and peach fruit flavours, balanced acidity and minerality. long delicate finish, unoaked
75cl - 12.5% - screwcap
Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly
Michel Chapoutier is the owner and winemaker of M. Chapoutier, one of the Rhone Valley's most esteemed estates. In 1997, Michel Chapoutier’s pioneering spirit drove him to explore the varied terroir of Australia, establishing the 123-acre Domaine Tournon located in the undulating Pyrenees Hills of Victoria, famed for its specific soils and covering of shales, ideal for vine growing. The Victorian Pyrenees foothills create a remarkable diversity of microclimates and ancient soils and exposures, resulting in low cropping vines ideal for intensely flavourful wines.
This superb Rosé wine is made from 100% Grenache grapes and is a tribute to Michel Chapoutier's daughter Mathilde and the unofficial Australian national anthem 'Waltzing Mathilda'. Mathilde was born blind and the label on this wine uniquely can be read in Braille.
The Grenache grapes were hand harvested and whole bunch pressed to obtain high quality juice and reduce the extraction of colour. The juice was cold settled and wild fermented in Stainless Steel tanks at a low temperature with natural yeasts. The wine was bottled soon after fermentation, revealing the primary fruit and retaining the natural carbon dioxide.
Pale salmon in colour with a nose of bright red fruits, predominately strawberry and raspberry and some delicate peach notes. Light and crisp on the palate with refreshing acidity and subtle hints of minerality to complement the red fruit aromas. The finish is long, light and cleansing.
Served around 10°C, the wine would match perfectly barbecues, Mediterranean dishes, smoked salmon, grilled fish and other light dishes, or enjoy it on its own to fully appreciate the delicate aromas, perfect as an aperitif.
This is by far the best Rosé wine we have tasted for many a year. It is very classy indeeed and sells for around £12 at select wine merchants.
At Binendwines it was £7.25 - now just £5.95 to clear the last few bottles.