2021 Crawford River Rose

Cabernet-based rosé with a cult following. Unique and smashable.

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Crawford River has always marched to the beat of its own drum.

While Riesling is what the Thomsons are best known for, this unique rosé has a cult following of its own. Unlike the growing trend to make rosé from Mediterranean varieties like Grenache, Sangiovese and Tempranillo, this is made with predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

There aren't many Cabernet-based Rosés around these days, but this just works. The Thomsons explain that this is "made from the ground up" to be a serious, dry, textural rosé.

Sounds obvious, but the fact still remains that so many Aussie rosés are made as an afterthought from left-over, declassified fruit. Crawford River's is a lovely Rosé unique in style - and a no-brainer for the warmer months.

The fruit was hand-picked and crushed to press. Cool fermented in a combination of stainless steel and old oak. This delicious, dry Rosé has its usual focus of red fruits throughout. Redcurrant combines with guava and cherry on the nose, swiftly followed by hints of watermelon, spice and savoury elements. The delicate fruits continue through the palate, which has a wonderfully textured mouthfeel.

Region: Henty, VIC
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV: 13%
Closure: 750ml
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90 Points - "It's a deep and flavoursome rose, lots of pretty raspberry, jubey, light jammy fruity notes, soft in texture (albeit with a chalky finish) and has a general sense of freshness and levity. It goes at one speed, feels charismatic and fresh, easy to drink, moves with a quiet richness and generally feels like it has easy appeal. A bit elementary, save for texture elevating the wine, but that's sometimes what the most pleasing rose wines do." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

90 Points - "Medium-intense salmon-pink colour in the glass. Blackberry juice and toffee apples on the nose. Richer than most rosés, with a textural oiliness that holds appeal. Sweet black and red berries fill the core, hints of caramel add the feeling of depth. Goes long and sits with depth." - Stuart Knox (The Real Review)

Crawford River

Crawford River is very much a family operation. The talented Thomson clan have been producing wine from their beautiful home vineyard since 1985.

The Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc thrive on the estate, but it's Riesling that they are most famous for.

They produce a range of styles of varying ages that are outstanding. Many consider them as one of the country's premier producers of the noble variety.

These are wines of purity and elegance. Small-batch, family-owned, traditional winemaking and good, honest farming is at the core of everything Crawford River does.

Belinda and John Thomson - Henty, VIC Crawford River

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