2018 The Hedonist Sangiovese Rosé

McLaren Vale, SA

Trophy for best Rosé at Royal Melbourne. Outrageous value!


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About The Wine

This is a classic dry and savoury stye of Rosé made from organic Sangiovese grapes grown in McLaren Vale.

Sangiovese is such a great variety for Rosé. The natural structure and savouriness of the variety lends some great architecture to a pink wine. This version, from winemaking team of Walter Clappis and Kimberly and James Cooter, shows clean lines of fresh acidity, moreish red fruits and plenty of spice through the finish. It's incredibly easy to knock back with a light chill.

This was the standout Rosé at the 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show, taking out a stacked field of some of the country's best-known Rosés to win Top Gold and the Trophy with 96 points.

Not a bad effort for a wine you can pick up for just $20/bottle, eh?

Winemakers James Cooter & Walter Clappis
Winemakers James Cooter & Walter Clappis
McLaren Vale, SA
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2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

Top Gold & Trophy for Best Rosé - 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

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It's a crisp and dry style of Rosé we have here. Fresh picked strawberries and rosehip tea, some refreshing citrus notes and a hint of stonefruit richness. Finish is long and flecked with spice. Pretty as a picture. - Different Drop Wine Team

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Great easy summer sipping

On a hot day try it over ice, so smooth.

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From The Producer

A wet winter in 2017 set the vines up well for the growing season.

Summer and early Autumn were unusually dry, keeping disease pressure low. Favourable summer ripening weather with daytime temperatures in the high twenties, with cool nights, led to fruit in great condition at picking. This translated to a very civilised vintage, with all fruit coming into the winery in outstanding condition and in a very timely fashion.

Harvested in the cool of the night, crushed straight into the press and left on skins for approximately 3 hours before a very gentle pressing. Just enough to pick up the lovely red berry and apricot kernel flavours, as well as allowing the perfect salmon pink colour to develop. The pressings were kept separate, then a small portion was blended back in to add structure and mouthfeel. The wine was fermented slowly over the course of a few weeks at 12 degrees in stainless steel to preserve the brightness of the fruit from the Sangiovese required for the elegant style of Rosé we pursue. Fermented dry, racked and earth filtered prior to bottling.

Blend : Sangiovese (100%)
ABV : 12.9%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

James accepting the Trophy for Best Rosé
James accepting the Trophy for Best Rosé
2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

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