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2016 Pizzini Rosetta

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Cracka Review

If you are going to make a Rosé in the King Valley and you come from an Italian heritage, the chances are you’ll use a variety like Sangiovese to make a Rosetta style. That’s what the Pizzinis' have done and in the process made a nicely savoury pink wine that’s ideal with food. Try this with plates of antipasto or seafood and you’ll understand why the simplest pleasures in life are often the best. It shows fresh berry, and just-picked cranberry aromas before a fresh and refreshing palate of cherries and strawberries.

Winemaker's Notes

This vibrant pale red Rosé is made with Sangiovese. The varietal red fruits are just the thing you're after when Rosé is on the table - plenty of cherry fruits, raspberries and strawberries, some musky floral notes lift off the top. The palate's all about crisp, dry refreshment.

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2016 Pizzini Rosetta

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Nick Stock (2012 Vintage) says
Another terrific, fresh and lively Pizzini rose that shows a very vibrant, lifted red fruit character. Lovely raspberries, cherries and strawberries here _ fresh and mouth-watering. The palate s crisp and crunchy and has lithe and juicy red fruit flavour, with a strawberry finish and a gentle, chalky red apple grab. Love this.
Good Wine Guide
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
This vibrant pale-red rose is made with sangiovese and works brilliantly. The varietal red fruits are just the thing you're after when rose is on the table: plenty of cherry fruits, raspberries and strawberries, while some musky florals lift off the top. The palate's all about crisp, dry refreshment, making it an ideal wine for seafood, especially salt-driven flavours. Great balance and lingering red-cherry-stone freshness.
The Good Wine Guide
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Sangiovese works darn well as fodder for fragrant red-fruited rose like this, which has light cherries and raspberries, and some strawberry too. The palate's elegant, balanced and even - smooth and juicy from top to toe.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Attractive bright light red colour, this well-made sangiovese rose has plenty of bright brambly red fruits, hints of smoky spice, really attractive, clean and lifted. The palate is an easy-drinking proposition with sweet red fruits through the middle and slightly smoky edges, it finishes dry and juicy.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
Ken Gargett (2007 Vintage) says
The King Valley was one of the toughest places of all to grow grapes in '07, with biblical conditions. (That would be the pestilence, boils and plagues of frogs-style biblical stuff rather than the Garden of Eden end of the spectrum.) This came through OK though. The Pizzini family make it from sangiovese and it is a delightful fresh style that is just perfect for lighter Italian dishes, and much more. Delicious.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Bright, light, fuchsia; light cherry and strawberry aromas and flavours; pleasantly dry; good Rose style.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Bright pink; clean, spicy, fresh fruit aromas are followed by a focused and intense, palate, not at all bitter, and with good length. A Rose made from Sangiovese.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003

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