Region: McLaren Vale
A celebration of all things femininity, girls, women and equality – 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 first 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 from Blewitt Springs, with the full-bodied weight from the bright Vale sunlight working well to support the textured phenolics from the quick skin contact.The Chardonnay was split, some straight into tank to preserve freshness, and some into old red barriques, to add fuller texture through oxidation. The barrels wine was then put over pressed whole bunch Grenache skins for seven days, which was then pressed off and blended with the tank component.
The result? A marriage between red and white – a unique compromise. A trailblazer towards a new, pink future.
LOOKS LIKE… Rose gold.
FEELS LIKE… Kiss by a rose.
SOUNDS LIKE… Grimes – Oblivion
SMELLS LIKE… Apple blossom, pears and bananas, Maraschino cherries, lemongrass, with hints of Amaro.
TASTES LIKE… Mineral and textured, rounded phenolics, tart acidity and nice palate weight.