2017 Luke Lambert Crudo Rosé

Yarra Valley, VIC

One the best value, more interesting and downright delicious Rosés in Australia from a winemaking star.

$23.00

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It’s juicy and fresh, but has restraint, and a fine chalky texture... Outstanding.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Here's one of the most no-brainer Rosé buys ever.

Luke Lambert. The Yarra Valley. The 2017 vintage. It all came together. This is a blistering Rosé from Luke.

The winemaking remains pretty much unchanged; the wine is fermented in oak, the lees worked throughout, bottled unfined and unfiltered. Luke likes a little funk and chew in his Rosé and he says this is his best yet.

Gary Walsh awarded it a massive 95 points on The Wine Front. If you've been a fan of this wine in the past, you're going to love the 2017 version.

 

About Luke Lambert

Luke Lambert is one of the Yarra Valley's great winemaking talents.

His traditionally inspired winemaking gently draws out the unique voice of the special vineyards he sources fruit from. He focuses on cooler sites in the Yarra, looking for precise, streamlined expressions of Nebbiolo, Syrah and Chardonnay. These wines under his eponymous label are considered by many as benchmark wines in this country.

His Crudo label offers exceptional value for money. The Shiraz, Chardonnay and Rosé are built in a more generous style without compromising quality. They offer a brilliant balance of complexity and drinkability.

There is little doubt Luke will continue to produce some of the region’s most exciting wines over the coming years. He is a future icon of this Victorian region.

Luke and his pup in the winery
Luke and his pup in the winery
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Complex, textural, seductive yet vibrant and lip-smackingly delicious--this is pretty much everything you could hope for a bottle of rosé to deliver.

It's a blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Denton Nebbiolo; whole bunch pressed, the cloudy juice sent to tank for wild ferment and wild malo before storage in 5,000-litre French oak foudre.

Bottled, as usual, without filtration. Paler and more coppery that last year, this is an outstanding dry rosé by any measure. Luke himself reckons it's the best he's produced yet. Zero argument from us. 

Blend : Shiraz (80%), Nebbiolo (20%)
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Luke out and about
Luke out and about
Yarra Valley, VIC
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Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Anyway, back to top form in 2017 for this wine. It’s a pleasant orange colour this year.Funny thing to say, but when I first tasted this, it reminded me of a blood orange, with a little carrot (earthy) and fresh ginger in the blend: a healthy feel to it, as it were. It’s juicy and fresh, but has restraint, and a fine chalky texture. The acid line is clean and driving, and the finish is particularly long and well-defined, tannin licking playfully. There’s a little campari/orange rind twist in the aftertaste, which is gustatory and encouraging. Outstanding." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Enjoyable, funky rose

The wine is bone dry and has a little funky nose, paired with a hint of raspberry & strawberry aromatics. The wine has a textural mouthfeel, refreshing acidity and finishes with a salty lick.

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Very addictive!

Strikes the perfect balance between being both interesting and easy to drink. My favourite rose of the year.

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really good Rose, from a great year

very good value for a quality Yarra Valley rose

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