The 2017 Pig in the House Organic Rosé is the first release and is made from Sangiovese with the slightest addition of Shiraz. Stylistically we are aiming to capture the varietal characters. Flavour wise, this was achieve at around 11.7 baume when the berries where showing vibrant red fruit favours.
Reviews from previous vintage:
"91/100 Really pale pink colour. Not even a blush. A Pommy on Bondi for ten minutes. Clean and clear strawberry and watermelon juice flavours, though the wine finishes dry even with that fruitiness ricocheting in the palate. Tingly acidity does a good job of getting the palate racing too. Pretty, floral, red berry perfume. A touch of yeasty funk for interest. This is good drink." THE WINE FRONT, MIKE BENNIE
"92/100 A pretty light to burt orange in the glass, the nose abounds with strawberry that’s been kissed by turkish delight. The palate has great lines, initially there is a roundness and suppleness with strawberries and cream but it is by no means cloying with a gentle thread of acidity that’s inspired by red apple giving a moreish structure and great length. An enjoyable rose that’s worth the asking price. " THE WINE REVIEWER
"91/100 A quick whiff and a taste and I like the textural appeal here. Sour cherry, watermelon and strawberries and cream are the main players. It moves at an even tempo from gate to post. Some delicious savoury feels play in the back with textural interest through the mid palate. Tapas for this please." QWINE
"The rise and rise of rosé doesn’t seem to have any finish line in sight, with the more textural and savoury end of the spectrum gaining growth more than the sweet style. This falls firmly into that textural and complex end, made from sangiovese and shiraz, a portion spends time on oak developing that mouthfeel. Sour cherry and strawberry notes, watermelon juice, faint touch of rose water. Great summertime drinking." TOWNSVILLE BULLETIN, BJ FOLEY