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2017 Dominique Portet Fontaine Rosé 1.5L

Yarra Valley, VIC

One of Australia's original 'Provence' style Rosés in large format. The ultimate luncheon Rosé.

$60.00

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About

About The Wine

Who better to make an Australian interpretation of Provence styled Rosé then a Frenchman who has worked in Provence?

The Portet family were one of the pioneers of this modern, dry, savoury style of Rosé and this is one of their best releases to date.

Made from Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot - this is a deceptively textural style of Rosé given that it never sees a wooden barrel. It's dry, crisp and ludicrously easy to drink.

This is consistently one of the great bargains of Australian Rose.

About Dominique Portet

Dominique Portet, quite simply, is international winemaking royalty. From a winemaking family that stretches back 10 generations in Bordeaux, his father Andre Portet was régisseur (vineyard and winery manager) of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild in Pauillac.

He is one of the original “Flying Winemakers”, having scoured the world in search of new and interesting exploits in wine which eventually lead him to the Yarra Valley.

Here Portet found “... wines with a fragrance and structure reminiscent of the wines of Bordeaux. The Yarra has a charm and a beauty that engulfs you, and its wines are worldly” and chose this as his home away from home.

Dominique Portet vineyard
Dominique Portet vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Light, delicate, just touched by strawberry and sour cherry fruit characters, a sprig of herbs and fennel for interest. There’s fine tannins guiding the wine, a thrust of limey acidity underlying. It’s pale in all senses, but has you seeking out more with each sip; thirst-slaking stuff. Fine rose." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

We picked the fruit by hand before gently crushing and pressing it. We fermented it in stainless steel tanks for essential freshness and to accentuate its attractive aromas. We stirred the lees regularly to give the wine a soft texture and to add creamy complexity.

The wine is a pretty, light salmon pink in colour. It shows floral perfume and sweet, pretty red fruits on the nose, as well as a slight pepperiness. Merlot and Shiraz combine to give the palate a spicy red-berry intensity, while the Cabernet adds a suggestion of blackberries.

It has a gentle, creamy mouthfeel, and fine natural acidity draws out the palate to a pleasing, aromatic finish.

Blend : Shiraz (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Merlot (15%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Vino Lock
Bottle Size : 1.5L

Shipping

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