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Bress Rosé Cabernets

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Cracka Review

Here we have a dry style of Rosé that would be epic with slices of smoked salmon or an anti-pasto plate. Red berries, soft spice and a sprinkle of herbs waft out of the glass, and the palate is lighter-bodied, dry and spicy, with a bright line of acidity, a slight creaminess to the mouthfeel, soft tannins and a decent length. A nice alternative to the sweeter styles.

Winemaker's Notes

This Rose blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc was grown in Bress' 29 year old vineyard situated in the Harcourt Valley, Central Victoria. Harcourt Valley is uncharacteristically cool for a Central Victorian wine region. Nestled between the Mount Alexander range and a large ridge called Porcupine Hill, the valley is subject to particularly cool mornings and afternoon shading due to Porcupine Hill. This combination results in a prolonged growing season which produces intensely flavoured fruit. 

Appearance: Very pale salmon.

Nose: The wine offers a complex array of fruit aromas of strawberries, spice and green and red skinned fruits.

Palate: he wine is deliberately made as a dry style Rose after some prompting. It has very attractive Rose flavours of strawberry cream lollies, cinnamon spice and green skinned fruits. There is a textural and savoury mid palate richness evident in the wine due to lees stirring. The finish is unctuous, well rounded and has a lovely acid balance which ensures the wine has good length.

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Bress Rosé Cabernets

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Salmon-pink; out of the usual, with strong spicy/savoury components, yet with a soft creamy texture before a dry finish; although not specified, would seem to be barrel-fermented.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This has terrific bright floral fragrance and plenty of ripe red fruits here too - quite mouth-watering. The palate's supple and smoothly textured, with strawberry and cream flavour and a soft and fleshy finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Salmon-pink; more to European in style; spicy, dry finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
87

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