The salmon orange colour of the 2017 Salasso Rose indicates the style of wine to follow – Notes of strawberry, musk and pink florals that are complimented by cardamom spice and orange peel. The cooler season has delivered a palate with cranberry-like acidity and a slight creaminess from the barrel ageing. More citrus on the palate that leads to a dry, spice laden finish.
WineFront November 2017
A bit of funk and struck match, rosehip tea, just-ripe strawberries dusted with spice. Savoury, almost white peppery in flavour and texture, a light tang and an earthy finish of good length. Character and a little bit extra, as per usual.
This Rosé was made from estate grown Pinot Noir and Shiraz grapes. Winemaking The fruit was whole bunch pressed and fermented without yeast inoculation in a mix of old French oak barriques and concrete tank. Once dry, the wine was left sur lie for several months prior to bottling.