About The Wine
Never one to sit still, winemaker Luke Lambert has given the Crudo Rosé a facelift this vintage.
Where in the past it has been made as one of the 'funkier' Rosés in the country, this year Luke is going for ultimate drinkability. He's also souced some new fruit for this wine, Shiraz from a 15 year old Upper Ngumbie vineyard which has added another dimension to this hugely popular wine.
The winemaking remains pretty much unchanged; the wine is fermented in oak, the lees worked throughout, bottled unfined and unfiltered. This might be the most 'smashable' iteration of Crudo Rosé to date. If you've been a fan of this wine in the past, you're going to love the 2016 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.