2023 Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose

Top release of Dom Portet's delightful Rose, one of Australia's first and most successful Provencal-style dry Roses.
4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews

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Who better to make an Australian interpretation of Provence styled rose than a Frenchman who has worked in Provence?

The Portet family were one of the pioneers of this modern, dry, savoury style of rose and this is one of their best releases to date.

Made from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz - this is a deceptively textural style of rose given that it never sees a wooden barrel. It's dry, crisp and ludicrously easy to drink.

This is consistently one of the great bargains of Australian Rose.

93 points
"It’s not the most complex style of rosé (and doesn’t need to be) but it is lovely to drink."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

92 points
"This is often among my favorite rosés. It is far more flavorful and considerably more interesting than most of what is coming out of Provence."
- Ned Goodwin MW (James Suckling)
93 points
"This go-to Yarra rosé is always bang on the money."
- Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

In true Provence fashion, this wine is a pretty, light pink-bronze colour. On the nose, there’s a lifted Peach Melba aroma, with a strawberry compote addition. It has an attractive, gentle texture. Fine natural acidity draws out the palate to a moreish finish.

Comprised of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet and 10% Shiraz, and all picked by hand before being gently crushed and pressed. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for pure, unadulterated red fruit expression and freshness.

93 points - "Redcurrant, rosehip, peach. It’s a delicate wine, crisp and fine-boned, subtle peach tea and tangerine bite to acidity, with a gentle powdery finish of good length. It’s not the most complex style of rosé (and doesn’t need to be) but it is lovely to drink." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

92 points - "This is often among my favorite rosés. It is far more flavorful and considerably more interesting than most of what is coming out of Provence. Restrained aromas of crushed musk, loganberries, kumquats and orange zest. A stream of salty freshness melds with impressive length. A delicious, sophisticated, medium-bodied rosé. Drink now. Screw cap." - Ned Goodwin MW (James Suckling)

93 points - "Made with 55/23/22% merlot/shiraz/cabernet sauvignon. Tank fermented and matured. Bright salmon. With its aromas of red fruits and spice and gently textured, bone-dry palate, this go-to Yarra rosé is always bang on the money." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

Customer Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 3 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
4 reviews
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    Craig O.
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    2 weeks ago
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    2022 Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great

    Great value

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    Tonya Eager M.
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    3 years ago
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    2022 Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Silky smooth

    This wine is so smooth. I only drink Rose and this is by far the best yet.

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    Janne A.
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    4 years ago
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    2022 Dominique Portet Fontaine Rose
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Ripper rose

    A terrific dry yet full favored rose, especially at this price

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