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Capercaillie Hunter Valley Rose

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Think pink, drink pink, that’s the new mantra according to us. It’s not just the girlie drink of yesteryear with little or no thought gone into it. These days Rosé is made with serious intent. A blend of three red varieties went into this and created a wine that is like a fruit salad of aromas. It’s clean, refreshing and ends with a hint of drying tannin. Chill it down and serve with picnics and antipasto platters.

Winemaker's Notes

Made from a blend of Petit Verdot, Chambourcin and a small amount of Chardonnay and treating it as we would a white wine, we have captured the colour, aromas and refreshing flavours. Controlled cold fermentation and totally anaerobic techniques were employed to ensure maximum retention of the grape?s characteristics. No oak, no malolactic fermentation and little residual sweetness.

Vibrant deep pink/magenta in colour with a faint purple tinge (typical Chambourcin!). The aromas and flavours are all about fresh fruits - strawberries, guava, peach, lychee and watermelon. With little discernible tannin and a long clean finish this is the perfect wine to enjoy with antipasto, seafood and salad lunches and picnics.

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Capercaillie Hunter Valley Rose

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James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright colour; flavoursome and lengthened by good acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Brilliant purple-red; a cellar door special with small, sweet berry fruits; some acidity and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
87
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
85
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light, vivid purple-red; fresh, fragrant red cherry aromas are followed by a palate in clever cellar-door style, not too sweet, although it does finish abruptly. A blend of Chambourcin and Chardonnay.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
85

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