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2021 Jeanneret Rosé Gastronomique

2021 Jeanneret Rosé Gastronomique

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2021 Rosé Gastronomique

The Story
Time, we thought, to add another string to our Rosé bow. And time to make a darker, more structured and altogether more serious Rosé. We’re aiming for lots of structure, texture, depth & complexity – a wine that is delicious on its own, and even more fabulous with food: a Rosé Gastronomique no less. More southern Rhône or northern Spain than pale Provence. We wanted to make a “rugged wine with robust, spicy, berry flavours”. Hand-picked Malbec from 30 year old vines was crushed and quickly put through the press with only the first, finest free-run juice used; it has perhaps 15 – 20 minutes of skin contact. The juice was then cold settled for 12 days and the clear juice then racked from the solids. Fermentation was cool, but not cold, and lasted an unhurried 80 days. 3 months on lees followed allowing for texture, freshness, fullness and complexity. And then to add, particularly to the aromatics, 12.5% Riesling was blended in.

The Wine
A striking and rather beautiful ruby-garnet colour, with a lovely nose of spice, redcurrant, strawberry, raspberry and rose petals. It also has a rather intriguing savoury note reminiscent of Parma ham. On the palate its full-bodied and creamy with flavours of redcurrant, cherry and strawberry. And there’s a touch of spice and a hint of savouriness. It’s really harmonious and beautifully balanced. Very smooth and luxurious. Absolutely delicious and absolutely more-ish. And it lasts a long time – the flavour goes on and on. Drink cool but not cold.

Winemaking Notes

Fermentation: 80 days
Fermentation Temp: 13.5°C - 19.75°C
Time on Lees: 91 days

Growing Conditions

Harvest Date: 23/03/2021
Elevation: 375m
Location: Armagh & Sevenhill
Pre-harvest Diurnal Range: 14.5°C
Growing Seasonal Rainfall: 496mm

Food Pairing

Drink with salmon niçoise, anchovies, olives, salami, prosciutto (and all sorts of other charcuterie), grilled lamb or chicken with herbs, a tuna steak, pizza (particularly with olives, mushrooms, onion and capsicum, all sorts of tapas and even grilled peaches. And it might even stand up to a curry.

Varieties: Malbec / Riesling
Vintage: 2021 
Country: Australia 
Region: Clare Valley
Alcohol: 14.5% 
Bottle size: 750 mL

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