Varieties: Sangiovese Grenache Merlot
Region: Clare Valley
Bottle size: 750 mL
We are proud to continue the Mr. Mick philosophy of making affordable wines for everyone to enjoy with the release of our 2023 Mr. Mick Rosé. This vintage continues to exemplify our chosen style with its alluring lifted aromas and flavours of fresh red fruits and cream with hints of lychee and white peach to follow. Delicate fruit lingers on the palate before a cleansing, long finish held together with crisp Clare Valley acidity born from a cool and steady ripening season. It’s a wine that leaves you wanting another glass.
Traditional Rose varietals were harvested at the perfect maturity for rose winemaking, crushed, chilled and pressed short after to minimize color extraction while retaining the vibrant red berries flavours. The juices were cold settled and fermented separately at low temperatures for maximum fruit expression prior to careful blending, stabilisation, clarification and bottling. Very slight residual sweetness remains in order to enhance the natural fruit characters and balance the acidity.
This wine can be enjoyed on its own or it makes a great accompaniment to Asian cuisine and dishes with a little spice.
James Halliday Wine Companion
A blend of sangiovese, tempranillo and mataro, the pale lipstick hue pointing to protection from oxygen, a cool ferment and early bottling. A scented bouquet of rose petals, spice and musk leads into an intensely juicy palate with flavours of unripe strawberries and lemon drops. Gold Medal Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2018.
The Wine Front
Bright in the glass and bright to taste. This goes all right. Jellied raspberry, strawberry and preserved orange flavours. You’d say there’s some fruit sweetness helping it along but boy is it enjoyable to drink – and it cleans up well on the finish too.
Mr Mick 2019 Rosé ($17): I agree with Adams and Schutz that this is extremely gluggable. It’s made from sangiovese and tempranillo, and epitomises Mick Knappstein’s philosophy about providing drinking that is real value-for-money. Every winery seems to have a dry rosé at the moment and it’s what we should be drinking as the weather starts to warm. This is better than most.