Little Brunswick Wine Co Mataro Rosé 2022
$ 42.00 incl. GST
Grown in the same vineyard as the Touriga (Colbinabbin). Barrel fermented and left on light lees though allowed to develop a gentle flor. In the summer of 2022 the flor fell and the wine was left to oxidatively age for another 12 months. Only made when conditions permit, this was the wine which drew us in to the stable. If the tech specs sound a little funky and confrontational, we can put that to rest, this is delicious, accessible, supremely well integrated and offers exactly what a textural rosé should – awesome refreshment and food friendliness.
“Great, rosy but slightly ferrous looking colour. Scents of sour cherry, raspberry, fennel, a bit of green almond and faint toast. Lovely stuff. Serious stuff! Sappy and succulent in the palate, a kind of juiciness perhaps but there’s a distinct web of slaty tannin wrapping it all up, though the finish titters on with its splashes of tangy, blood orange zing amongst the red berry fruit and faint nuttiness. Feels serious. Feels very good.” 94 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront