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2017 Crawford River Rosé

Henty, VIC

Cabernet-based rosé with a cult following. Outstanding value!

$25.00

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About
Standout rose.

Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Crawford River has always marched to the beat of its own drum.

While Riesling is what the Thomsons are best known for, this unique rosé has a cult following of its own. Unlike the growing trend to make rosé from Mediterranean varieties like Grenache, Sangiovese and Tempranillo, this is made predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with a splash of their Semillon thrown in for freshness.

There aren't many Cabernet-based Rosés around these days, but this just works. The Thomsons explain that this is "made from the ground up" to be a serious, dry, textural rosé.

Sounds obvious, but the fact still remains that so many Aussie rosés are made as an afterthought from left-over, declassified fruit. Crawford River's is a lovely Rosé - very unique in style - and a no-brainer for the warmer months.

About The Producer

Crawford River is very much a family operation. The talented Thomson clan have been producing wine from their beautiful home vineyard since 1985.

The Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc thrive on the estate, but it's Riesling that they are most famous for.

They produce a range of styles of varying ages that are outstanding. Many consider them as one of the country's premier producers of the noble variety.

These are wines of purity and elegance. Small-batch, family-owned, traditional winemaking and good, honest farming is at the core of everything Crawford River does.

Belinda and John Thomson
Belinda and John Thomson
Henty, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"We aimed to make a slightly lighter style in both colour and weight than our previous few years, though equally delicious and undeniably Crawford River. Strawberries and redcurrant are found on the nose together with bright, red cherry. The wine has a small percentage of Semillon to add finesse, length and extra drinkability. A fine, saline quality is found throughout the palate, coupled with chalky texture and soft acidity." - Belinda Thomson, winemaker

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Unusually (and for the first time at Crawford River) it's made with cabernet and semillon. It has flavour, it has punch, it's fleshed with dusty spice and it bursts through the finish. Standout rose. It might even live (and drink well) for a year or two beyond the norm." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

For the first time, a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Semillon.  As usual the Cabernet portion is crushed to press, soaked for 8-10 hours and fermented in stainless steel. The Semillon portion is 100% whole bunch pressed and both are fermented to dryness.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Semillon (30%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 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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Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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