2018 S.C Pannell Rosé
McLaren Vale, Victoria
79% Mourvedre, 12% Grenache Noir and 9% Touriga Nacional from Willunga Hill, McMurtrie Road, and Olivers Road in McLaren. Machine-harvested grapes were co-fermented, blended as juice, and very lightly pressed with no extended skin contact- a true Vin Gris!
Highly-perfumed with aromas of white flowers and watermelon and flavours of Aperol, raspberry, blood orange and sherbet. It comes across as a pink white-wine rather than a light red. The palate is immediate, with balanced acidity and a driving finish beckoning the second sip. Alcohol 13.5%; pH 3.26; TA 6.5g/L. – Stephen Pannell