SWINGING BRIDGE #004 BARREL FERMENTED ROSÉ 2017

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SWINGING BRIDGE #004 BARREL FERMENTED ROSÉ 2017

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Without hyperbole, this is a bloody exciting wine.  For our two cents on the matter, this may well be a benchmark as Australia steps toward defining its own style of rosé.  Barrel fermented in seasoned oak, unfined and unfiltered, and bone dry.

"Very good, this. Loaded with texture, fragrance, fruit character. Supreme length of flavour, a mainlining of pinot noirs finesse but with a good dusting of spice, nutty-savouriness and general, fine-boned tannin charm. Rose and the word structure aren’t often seen in the same sentence, unless the word ‘lacking’ is in there too, but here’s one that sets that right. Excellent wine, delicious, refreshing, threatening to make you think."  94 points, Mike Bennie, www.winefront.com.au

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Swinging Bridge

A defining estate in the emerging, high altitude region of Orange, NSW

Swinging Bridge was established in 1995 by Tom and Georgie Ward with their extended family, and has been under Tom and Georgie’s full stewardship since 2008. Now one of Orange’s leading and most noted producers, Swinging Bridge are pushing boundaries with experimental small batch wines (the #00s) complementing a solid offering of noble varietals from the region’s high altitude vineyards.