About The Wine
This is a beautiful, creamy yet delicate Rosé from small-batch star of the Yarra Valley, Shaun Crinion.
The variety is Shiraz - typically Shiraz-based Rosés come with a certain level of heft and richness, however with this release through gentle handling Shaun has crafted something that is full of flavour yet drinks light as a feather.
As with the best Rosés, complexity is placed at a premium. This has a savouriness and a spicy top note to the nose, a plush palate flush with red berries and a lick of saline.
It's so, so good and there's so little made. Jump quick.
About Dappled Wines
Dappled owner/winemaker Shaun Crinion has a mountain of winemaking experience from around the globe, culminating with the establishment of a label all of his own.
Shaun's focus is on expressing the sub-regionality of the Yarra Valley through simply gorgeous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and a growing range of experimental wines.
With the combination of Shaun's A-grade fruit from the Yarra's top growers and his precise, astute winemaking, the value on offer in the Dappled range is second to none.
He was James Halliday's Best New Winery in 2018. The wines have only stepped in quality since then though the modest pricing remains the same. Unsurprisingly, his wines sell out in short order each year. He's now regarded as one of the best small-scale producers in the modern Yarra Valley.