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2019 Tonic Wines Rose

Clare Valley, SA

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Smashable yet serious pink wine from the Tonic team. Stunning modern Aussie Rosé!

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About The Wine

Tantalising release of Rosé this year from the guys at Tonic Wines. Mataro and Grenache have handpicked from the Clare Valley and Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale.

The wine spent 5 months in old barrels before being sent to this very stylish bottle and sealed with a cork. It's savoury and structured and thirst crushing. A dead serious Rosé tracking more toward Bandol than Provence in style.

It's a modern Australian Rosé for grown-ups. As Glenn Barry says, "enjoy with fine food and even finer friends."

About Tonic Wines

Tonic Wines has only been around for a short time but the wines have caused quite a stir.

These are small batch, handmade, minimalist South Australian wines with an aim to source high-quality parcels of fruit, picked early to capture freshness and vitality.

Tonic declares "We don’t really believe in boring wine", and with the remarkable Rosé, Chardonnay, Grenache, Mataro and Nebbiolo released thus far, there are no signs of boring here.

These wines are produced in painfully small amounts, sometimes as little as 50 dozen per wine. If you are curious about this winery with mystique, you'll have to act quickly to try their delicious wares.

The eerie Tonic Grenache vineyard
The eerie Tonic Grenache vineyard
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

We've certainly been evolving our Rose style over these last few years and the 2019 is no different. Always looking for more savoury interest and a less obvious fruit forward expression of rose is our focus. This year, as with the Grenache, we have sourced some fruit for McLaren Vale for the blend (and yes of course it was Grenache from the Blewitt Springs region). It's a crowded Rose market out there these days but we'll continue to strive for a complex savoury wine that you can enjoy with fine food and even finer friends.

The varieties haven't changed but once again the blend proportions have: 70% Grenache from both McLaren Vale and The Clare Valley have been blended with 30% Mataro from Norm's Block in Armagh, Clare. The grapes were crushed and immediately basket pressed, giving the juice sufficient time in contact with the red grape skins for it to pick up that that burnished salmon colour.

The juice went into old French barriques, where it fermented wild and in its own time. Benign neglect then took over until it was racked off lees and bottled with a small amount SO2, but without fining or filtration, in May 2020. This edition spent a few months longer in barrel than previous years. It is bone dry yet supple and just so damn drinkable. A little more depth of fruit but with a trademark savoury element and textural interest. Flavours of pomegranate and dried cherry and refreshing acidity, with heaps of texture and flavour.

Blend : Grenache (70%), Mataro (30%)
ABV : 12.90%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 490 dozen

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Deep, firm Rosé with some muscle. Orange peel and grapefruit, white strawberry and a distinct savoury base. It's got some grunt too. Fine mineral and gravel crunch with packed-in-flavour. Structured. Savoury. Serious. Very impressive. - Different Drop Wine Team

93Points
The Wine Front

"Strawberry, cherry, a little creamy to smell, orange peel and fennel tips. It’s smooth and gentle, fine powdery texture, fresh strawberry and redcurrant, slightly earthy and savoury, turning fleshy and firm on a solid finish. Great to drink. Well sophisticated." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Do I have to order in dozens?

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Are there volume discounts?

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I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

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Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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