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Claymore Whole Lotta Love Rose

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Cracka Review

Great thing to with Grenache #5 - turn it into rosé. The nice people at Claymore have done just that, making a bright and luscious, candied sort of pink wine with lots of juicy fruit to go around. It's a tad simple perhaps but the juicy fruit factor is off the scale.

It has to be said, we’d be surprised to ever find Led Zeppelin slurping back some Rosé but if they were too, it would have to be one named after one of their most popular hits. A whole Lotta love is actually ‘a whole lotta’ pink refreshment in the glass. Its pink tinged with aromas of cherries and Turkish delight before a mildly sweet palate of strawberry fruit and a clean, dry finish.

Winemaker's Notes

COLOUR - Almost deep pink, glossy toffee apple red.

BOUQUET - Heady, luscious fresh berry fruit, hints of confectionary, strawberries and musk. The nose is light, lifted and enticing.

PALATE - Surprisingly weighty in the mouth, (reflecting a deceptive ripeness) – there is a voluptuousness to the texture of this wine. Just perceptible sweetness complements a rolling barrage of fresh, forward, light berries and musk rounding out with rose petal florals in the mouth.

GENERAL - We found that our Grenache held its acid well in the 2010 season, allowing for slightly later picking and more generous fruit profile. Cold soaking for 48 hours is sufficient for colour extraction and the wine is treated to a long, slow, cool fermentation to retain maximum primary fruit freshness.

SERVE - Try this with a round of mixed sushi and sashimi for a stunning Spring light lunch or go for the old favourite – smoked salmon, cream cheese and caper white-bread sandwiches.

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Claymore Whole Lotta Love Rose

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WINESTATE (2010 Vintage) says
Elegant rose petal and leafy fresh nose with delicate, slightly sweet, floral flavours. Good acidity.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
87
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Simple cherry candy aromas and confectionery red fruit flavours with some drying acidity.
Winestate 2009

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