Tellurian Rose 2018
Stunning dry Rose from Heathcote
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Tellurian Wines certainly is a rising star of Victoria’s Heathcote wine region. Established in 2002 by Ian Hopkins and planting vineyards on western slopes of Mt Camel range overlooking township of Tolleen. Since first vintage produced in 2008 they have certainly hit the ground running. The ancient deep rich Cambrian soils of Heathcote and meticulous attention in the vineyard and winery under Tobias Ansted since 2006 are paying dividends – winning the coveted 5 star winery rating by James Halliday’s Wine Companion.
Notes from the winery:
Inspired by the light, dry, savoury roses from Provence and Bandol, Tellurian Rosé combines grenache and shiraz for soft texture and light red fruit flavour, with mouvèrdre and nero d’avola for dry, fresh acidy and savoury influence.
Shiraz (40%), grenache (24%), nero d’avola (22%) and mourvèdre (14%) from our Tellurian vineyard growing in Cambrian soils formed over 500 million years. Deep, rich, decomposed greenstone rock and limestone with soil depths up to 2m allow roots to reach deep, while relatively low fertility controls vigour and yield.
After the cooler conditions of the 2017 season, 2018 saw the return of the warm dry conditions that have been more typical in recent years. Vintage started in early February and went through to mid-March.
Grapes hand picked and gently whole bunch pressed, then the juice was fermented in seasoned French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks.
Pale salmon colour with rose hues. Fresh aromas red berry, cranberry, red currant are complimented by savoury mineral characters of flinty and struck match. Red berry fruit flavours carry onto the palate and combine with dry, savoury, soft chalky texture. Alc 13.1%. This fine Rose is delicious and dangerously drinkable.
91 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front “Juicy yet drier style of rose. Red currants, cranberry, clove spice, twist of bitter-amaro like acidity, some dried orange and peel characters in the mix too. Stoically dry and savoury style here, but with enough mouthwatering tartness to get you through. Nicely done.”
RRP $27 Our price $23.99
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