Tarot Rosé - {{variant.variant__name}}

2019

Rosé

Region:

McLaren Vale

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STORY

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Tarot Rosé is our transformation wine – infusing white wine with red to create something completely new. We use the ripasso method to our advantage here, steeping the white wine blend of Chardonnay and Riesling on Aglianico and Grenache skins. Think of it like a tea – how the water absorbs colour, texture, flavour and tannin from the leaves. After the process – a new rosé is born. Sure, it's a little unconventional, but since when did AB&D bow to convention?

WINEMAKING

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First, we took two white grapes, Chardonnay and Riesling, known for their freshness and acidity, picked them from vineyards in a warmer climate to give them greater body and ferment them dry in tank. Then we took skins from finished Aglianico and Grenache ferments, pressed out the juice and re-passed a portion of the white wine over the skins, leaving it to steep for five days to extract colour, tannin and texture. We then blended this back in with the full parcel and the Tarot Rosé was born.

TASTING NOTES

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NOSE: Apples, honeysuckle with the scent of crushed herbs and pepper spice.

PALATE: Crisp, refreshing acid that carries you through a textural palate that leaves you going back for another sip.

PAIR: Antipasto plates – cured meats, pickles, smelly cheese and crusty bread.

CELLAR: Up to 5 years