2018 Mallaluka Rosé

Hilltops, NSW

70% Pinot Gris, 30% Chardonnay. Is it a rosé? Is it a skin contact white? Who cares, it's damn delicious!


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About The Wine

Such great mix of drinkability with interest in the Mallaluka range from Sam Leyshon. This tasty little Rosé is a case in point.

A good chunk of this wine is made up of Pinot Gris fermented as whole berries, the juiciness and deliciously floral perfume coming from this piece of the puzzle. There's some Chardonnay in there too to add a little freshness and zip.

A pretty left-of-field blend for a Rosé but it works a treat.

This is great buying for Summer. A Rosé with a bit more 'under the hood', that picked up 94 points from Mike Bennie.

Chill. Crack the top. Get stuck in.

About Mallaluka Wines

Mallaluka is a family affair in the Canberra district of NSW.

These estate-grown wines are made by second generation vigneron Sam Leyshon who has most recently learnt to ply his trade assisting Bryan Martin and Tim Kirk at Clonakilla.

These are modern wines that reflect the changing face of this exciting region. He makes wines with a wild side, they are made with minimal intervention and are insane value for money.

With Sam in the driver's seat, Mallaluka is one of the rising stars of the region, bringing a unique light and shade to the Canberra district.

Winemaker Sam Leyshon
Winemaker Sam Leyshon
Murrumbateman, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

70% Pinot gris - 30% Chardonnay. As usual, our rosés are never the same as the year before! Full skin indigenous yeast ferment of the Pinot gris. Macerated post fermentation for 36 days. Pressed into stainless steel for natural settling over 5 months.

Chardonnay de-stemmed and slight oxidation of juice allowed over 12 hours. Indigenous yeast ferment in stainless steel. Settled on fermentation lees for 5 months for gravity clarification. Wines blended together with no fining or filtration. 30ppm SO2 added before bottling.

Turkish delight, apple, almonds and blossom. Complex, pleasing and an absolute maze of flavours. It's a beast!

Blend : Pinot Gris (70%), Chardonnay (30%)
ABV : 11.70%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

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The Wine Front

"Bright orange-y colour! Wild scents of herbs, dried citrus peel, orange juice, red berries. Palate is really chewy, chalky-dry, bristling with cool acidity and more of the herbal detail. It’s very structured, very firm, layered with structure and intensity and drawn very long. A very serious wine here, indeed, think Vina Tondonia Lopez de Heredia or similar, where rose elevates to a wine of distinction, and, importantly, needing cellar time." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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A lovely dry rose

I had this at Lamsheds with a lovely meal so I tracked you down to buy some. Everyone who’s been lucky enough to share it with me agrees it’s one to enjoy at home as well.

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