Region: McLaren Vale
A celebration of all things femininity, equality and social justice – Pink Matter is a salute to strong female influences everywhere and a move towards a more inclusive, equal and cohesive society.
For Alpha Box & Dice’s Rosé, we had to do things a little differently (obvs). We are of the opinion that the best rosés are, in Winemaker Sam’s words, “dry and textural, light in colour, playful and fresh”. So that’s what we made… but we used a Ripasso method to make it.
We picked McLaren Vale Chardonnay and Riesling, which was oxidatively handled, pressed and fermented with no sulphur to encourage dryness. A portion of the white wine was split, spending one week on unpressed Grenache skins, before going into tank for four months on lees.
The result? Chardonnay, Riesling, with a stain of Grenache. A marriage between red and white – a unique compromise. A trailblazer towards a new, pink future.
LOOKS LIKE… Rose gold.
SMELLS LIKE… Apple blossom, cherries, flowers, Amaro Montenegro, strawberries, beeswax.
TASTES LIKE… Fresh acidity, creaminess across the palate, very textural.
DRINK WITH… Antipasto, cured meats, fresh seafood, entrees, share plates and tapas.
CELLAR FOR… Up to 10 years.