About the Wine
With a few years in bottle now, the Montevecchio Rosato is displaying a lovely mix of fruity and savoury characters, such as red cherry, herbs, and charcuterie. The completely dry finish makes this a great match for many foods, and the wine can even be chilled slightly for enjoyment in warmer weather.
While Heathcote is known for its big and powerful reds, particularly from Shiraz, it also has the ability to make delicately fruited roses. Italian varieties such as Lambrusco Maestri and Lagrein are well suited to making roses due to their intense, fruity flavours when young and their ability to develop nice savoury characters as they age.
No family in Australia has done more for the continued emergence of alternative grape varieties than the Chalmers.
Since the mid-1980's Bruce and Jenni Chalmers have been responsible for importing up to 70 alternative varieties into Australia, culminating in them establishing the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show in 1999.
They are true visionaries of the Australian wine scene and we are eternally grateful for their forward thinking and courage to bravely plant what no one had planted before them.
They brought with them the first ripples of the tsunami of Italian varieties hitting the Australian market.