Rogers & Rufus is a collaboration started in 2007 by Rogers Hill-Smith and Rufus Clevely, one which has been going strong ever since. It is a Barossa Valley bush vine Grenache that tips its hat to the rosés of the South of France and as such, has been part of the pale, dry rosé revival in Australia. Indeed, when tasted beside some of the iconic Provence counterparts such as The Palm, this wine does more than hold its own.
A stylish rosé that is the palest of salmon pinks. The fleshy strawberry, peach and cream is bound by some delicate cinnamon pastry and topped with a hint of lavender and citrus which becomes more apparent on the finish. That spicy cream and silky texture comes from some native yeast, barrel fermentation. This is an intense, textural and long finishing rosé that makes a classy dinner mate.
Or …… it might not last to dinner once it is opened. It did not in my house….
Quickie review « A textural spicy dry rosé that takes that subtle creaminess to the finishyet remains crisp and fresh.»
Country of Origin: Barossa Valley, Australia
Tasting Date: May 2019
Price: AU$23 | UK£13| US $13++
Needs food: no
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