2023 Vanguardist Tinta Barocca Rosado

Vanguardist |Riverland |Tinta Barocca
Excellent savoury Rose made from the rarely seen Portuguese variety Tinta Barocca.

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This is a fantastic light and pale Rose made in the mode of Provence.

Tinta Barocca is traditionally used in the production of Port but makes for an excellent Rose also when in the capable hands of Michael Corbett.

It was grown by the Bassham family in the Riverland, an organic source of interesting varieties for small producers to draw from.

This is dry, textural and very pretty aromatically. So very well turned out by Corbett and his team.

SOURCED FROM BASSHAM VINEYARD BARMERA, RIVERLAND
We’ve always thought of the La Petite Vanguard as being our example of a Bistro-style wine – the experimental sibling to Vanguardist. Youthful & vibrant, with great drinkability, enhanced by layers of complexity from thoughtful use of solids, skin contact, oak and other vessels.

VINEYARD AND WINERY
Introducing our inaugural rosé under the La Petite Vanguard label, crafted from a Portuguese variety, Tinta Barocca. This varietal boasts a soft, full-bodied, and rustic profile, with delightful notes of cherry and blackberries.

The fruit is grown using organic and biodynamic practices by the Bassham family in the Riverland, South Australia.

Hand-harvested in the cool of the morning and sent directly to the press as whole bunches, a gentle and extended press cycle was employed to naturally minimize color extraction.

After being racked off juice lees after 2 days, the wine was allowed to start fermenting spontaneously in an inox tank, remaining on gross lees for 5 months before being racked and sulfured. One final soutirage before bottling occurred to get the wine ‘cellar bright’ before being bottled without fining or filtration.

This fresh and lively ‘ROSADO’ is a versatile companion, perfect for enhancing your dining experiences or for savoring on its own.

133 dozen produced
FSO2 at bottling: 25ppm
TSO2: 90ppm
pH: 3.42
TA: 5.45g/L
RS: 1.9g/L
Alcohol: 11.4%

Vanguardist

Vanguardist is an up and coming producer from McLaren Vale started by three friends after many long nights in Hawkes Bay talking about their shared love of wine.

Their mission is to bring premium, authentic, small-batch wines to a market they see as crowded by "overly commercialised wines produced by corporates who take up all the elbow room."

They source very high-quality fruit from great vineyards across South Australia, looking to build wines with texture and vibrancy.

With experienced winemaker Michael Corbett at the helm, the future looks bright for this plucky challenger brand.

Winemaker Michael Corbett - Photo Credit: Brad Fleet Vanguardist

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