Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their August 2017 edition review of their Top 30 Rosés (see blue link below).
Ollieux Romanis is a magnificent property with a huge winery nestling at the centre of its vines. The winery and wine cellar were built in 1896 from stone quarried from within the property and they still stand proud today. The first parcel of Carignan was planted in 1896 and it is still used for production of grapes today.
The grapes are harvested manually and are macerated before fermentation for between 3 and 6 hours. This helps to ensure the delicate colour of the wine. It is pressed very lightly and the fermentation is monitored to assist with the prevention of any unecessary bitterness in the flavours of the finished wine.
The wine has a pale pink colour with aromas of orange and red flowers. The flavours are of wild strawberry with hints of pepper, flowers and herbs. This wine goes extremely well with grilled chicken or calamari dishes. This wine is suitable for both Vegetarians and Vegans.
Please note - Chateaux Ollieux Romanis uses organic farming methods and is undergoing conversion to fully certified organic status.
The 2016 vintage was awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their August 2017 edition review of their Top 30 Rosés (see blue links below).
The De Martino family came from Italy to Chile in 1934 and settled in Islade Maipo (D.O.Maipo). Today, having achieved 80 years of winemaking history, the winery combines the experience of the family's third generation – represented by Pietro, Marco and Remo De Martino - with the dynamism and vision of the well-established fourth generation, where Marco Antonio and Sebastián De Martino, together with the winemakers Marcelo Retamal and Eduardo Jordán, are leading the way with the winery’s new projects.
De Martino’s grapes are always harvested manually. They use only indigenous yeast for fermentation which is strictly controlled and carried out in stainless steel tanks. The grapes undergo just a short maceration to preserve the eventual wine’s delicate colour. The wine is then aged for 6 months in stainless steel before bottling.
This is a pale Cinsault with delicate red confit fruits, notes of garrigue herbs and the merest whisper of pepper. Agreeable medium-bodied rose that is at its best when served lightly chilled. This wine is a good match for turbot and razor clams or indeed any of your favourite seafood.
“Les Baronnes” Sancerre rosé is a bled rosé. Juice is obtained by draining ("bleeding") vats of Pinot Noir juice after 48 hours of cold maceration. The alcoholic fermentation is conducted in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks (15-18°C) followed by 3 to 4 months of maturation on its fine lees.
This refreshing, very fruity rosé is easy to drink, fresh and particularly well-balanced in structure and aromas. Enjoy “Les Baronnes” rosé well-chilled but not too cold – about 10°C should be enough to conquer your guests! “Les Baronnes” rosé is a wonderful aperitif, like a ray of sunshine on your table! Whether to whet your appetite or to accompany dishes throughout the meal, this Sancerre rosé is surely up to the task. Great with salads, springtime meals, or picnics – it's also a splendid wine to accompany Asian cuisine!
From a tiny vineyard 1300 meters above sea level the grapes for this wine are biodynamically produced with no added yeats, no filtration and minimal use of sulphur. It is packed with red cherry, cranberry and mineraly notes. A real delight.
Pale and light with subtle raspberry and strawberry notes adding to classic lemon and apple Pinot Grigio notes. A hint of juicy sweetness on the palate makes it all the more delicious.
Awarded 91 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their August 2017 edition review of their Top 30 Rosés (see blue links below).
Elisabetta and Sergio Fagiuoli came to Montenidoli in 1965, enticed there by the beauty of the 13th century paintings of the area. Elisabetta had the land in her heart, she was brought up in a family that had cultivated vines and olive trees in Custoza since the 1700’s and she spent her youth in the vineyards of Valpolicella.
Montenidoli‘s vineyards are organically cultivated. No herbicide, insecticides or any other chemicals have been used for over fifty years. This is a microclimate which is brimming with life. The vineyards are aglow with fireflies by night and dancing with ladybirds by day. Elisabetta and Sergio even decided to raise rabbits so they could make use of their incredibly fertile manure for the vines. They allow the plant roots to work and hoe the ground before tilling the earth each spring. They are always follow their conviction that sunlight and clean air are the best medicine to make the vines healthy and strong, as well as resistant to disease and bad weather. Their wines are of phenomenal quality and are a great testament to all their hard work.
Although it is pearly-pink and almost translucent, this delicate wine has a good strength of character in its aromas and flavours. The nose suggests crushed fresh rose petals while its flavours abound with watermelon and freshness. The finish gives even more as the flavour perspective expands to include notes of both minerals and herbs. It is the perfect aperitif.
Please note - this wine is suitable for both Vegetarians and Vegans.
Awarded 89 points and Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their August 2017 edition review of their Top 30 Rosés (see blue links below).
This rosé is made from Pinot Noir which is sourced from the Upper Yarra Valley. Having spent two days on its skins, the wine is incredibly bright in colour. The wine has notes of fresh wild berries, tart cranberries, some meatiness and a nutty earthiness finish off the palate.