2018 Mr. Mick Rosé
- Clare Valley
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Gold Medal
- Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show
Mr Mick’s passion for Rosé dated back to the late 1960’s when his nephew had just qualified from University at Roseworthy. Keen to impress his uncle, he produced the first Rosé under Mr Mick’s watchful eye.
Today, Mr Mick Rosé revives his intent for the wine in a way no other Australian Rose seems to do – ideal to serve with food but also great as an aperitif.
This is an alluring wine with subtle complexity of strawberry, hints of lychee and white peach.
Soft fruit lingers before a cleansing, dry finish.
- Winemaking Notes
Sangiovese, Tempraillo and Mataro fruit was crushed, chilled and held cold soaking separately for 12 hours in the press in order to extract vibrant colour and red berry flavours from the skins. The juices were cold settled and fermented separately prior to careful blending, stabilisation, clarification and bottling in May 2018. Slight residual sweetness remains in order to enhance the natural fruit characters.
- Food Pairing
This wine is a great match with all Asian cuisine, or with any food which has a little warmth. It’s also great on its own for all occasions.
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THE name Mr Mick was coined as a homage to the late,
great Clare Valley winemaker Mick Knappstein by his protege
Tim Adams. Apparently an unassuming bloke who
let his wines do the talking, Mick’s nickname also applies
to the Mr Mick range. This delicious rose is emblematic of
that spirit. Salmon in colour and bone dry, it has intense
raspberry and spice characters with lively acidity and
great length. It’s a wine that is as Aussie as it is European
and would be at home on a lunch table in Provence or
the Clare, or simply drunk on a verandah on a lovely summer’s
day. The very unassuming Tim Adams has left a
great legacy for his former mentor.
You’ve probably heard me
harp on about Mr Mick wine
before, but have you tried its
rosé? Made from sangiovese
fruit, this is a bestseller and it’s
easy to see why.
Refreshing and crunchy
with plenty of red fruit on the
palate, it’s delicious and hard
to keep stocked on the shelf.
There are hints of lychee
and white peach, nicely contrasting
with the soft fruit flavours
that linger on and result
in a cleansing, dry finish.
One of the best-priced
wines we have, it’s well worth a
look to sample as an aperitif or
with a lovely spicy salad.