2017 Montevecchio Rosato

Heathcote, VIC

A Heathcote Rose showing wonderful fruity and savoury characters from the Italian grape varieties



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.

About Chalmers

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.

The Chalmers family
The Chalmers family
Heathcote, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

Montevecchio Rosato is made from a new blend of 77% lambrusco maestri and 23% lagrein. Two rare varieties from Northern Italy co-fermented to create a pretty pink, delicious drop.

Plush red fruit and aromatic spice with a rose hip and a lingering savoury finish make the rosato a good match for good company year round.

Blend : Lambrusco Maestri (77%), Lagrein (23%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Chalmers Vineyard
Chalmers Vineyard
Heathcote, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"From the Chalmers family and brought to you by the grape varieties lambrusco maestri and lagrein off the Chalmers Heathcote vineyard. Exotic, but clever combo for rose. New label now (no picture, but hey). "Rose water, rose hip tea, mixed citrus peel, pot pourri. Lovely perfume to open the proceedings. Juicy and crisp in the palate showing a fine offering of rose water and cranberry drink with a chalky-lemony finish. It’s a very simple wine, clean cut, a bit underwhelming in personality, but does absolutely the trick of pale pink wine refreshment." Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, co-fermented blend of 77% lambrusco maestri and 23% lagrein. Light vivid puce, exceptional given the whole-bunch pressing. Intriguing yet intense flavours bring red fruits onto the same field as a savoury bitterness that has perfect balance, giving the wine the ability to marry with Chinese duck, pork and vegetable (especially mushroom) dishes." James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)


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