M. Chapoutier Tournon Mathilda Rosé 2019
- Crisp, dry
It’s quite possible that this is the rosé deal of the year - BIG call one week in, but if we can do better, we’ll impress even ourselves! This heavenly grenache-based rosé is made by the team from Domaine Tournon, which is the Australian arm of the esteemed M.Chapoutier empire, who are famed for being Rhône pioneers (read: grenache specialists). They have been working in Heathcote for over 20 years and the Rhône Valley for over 200 years (!!!) and are indeed masters of their crafts.
So, great producer, but how is the wine? Brimming with character and full of freshness and length. The nose is all vibrant florals and pink grapefruit and the palate super-dry with great texture and driving acidity. This is a great local example of a grenache rosé, showing off the grapes generously-fruited nature, and made in a style that is refreshing and moreish.
Full price $20.00 from the producer.
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- 100% Grenache
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If I had to wrap Vic up in a broad sweeping statement about so many regions bundled up into a convenient if arbitrary delineation based on government legislated boundaries, then it would be to say that it's home to some of the greatest cool climate regions in the world, producing wonders such as Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir, Henty Riesling, Nagambie Marsanne and Yarra Valley Chardonnay. If you're Victorian, then count yourself lucky that you're so close to this juice, you footy-loving, tram-catching, fixie-riding freak, you.