Olivier & Lafont Rosé 2019
- Crisp, dry
- Rhône Valley
Oliver & Lafont sound like a French Davis Cup team serving it up on centre court at Roland Garros. Swap the serve-volleys and overhead smashes with meticulous fruit selection and attention to detail in the winery, and you have a winning doubles team.
This is the perfect refreshing beverage after a marathon three-setter. There’s wonderful line and length with citrus acidity supporting pretty pink flavours of strawberries, Christmas cherries and Pink Lady apples. It’s fresh, crunchy and tart, with a nice textural line of minerality and spice so typical of Rhône’s grenache based rosés.
“Game, set and match: Olivier & Lafont.”
“From one of our favourite winemaking teams in the Rhone Valley, this Rosé is perfect for the long summer ahead.”
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- Rhône Valley
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The Rhône Valley is a dichotomous beast. The North is ruled by Syrah (=Shiraz), with or without a touch of Viognier for perfume, while in the South you'll find all matter of blends such as those of Chateauneuf du Pape (about thirteen varieties in these on average, at last count...) and the origins of the GSM (heard of Côtes du Rhône?). The Northern Rhône is Australia's ultimate sparring partner in the 'we say Shiraz, you say Syrah' fencing match. With such famous names as Côtes-Rôtie, Gigondas and Crozes-Hermitage (remember when Grange was called Hermitage...?), you can bet your bottom dollar - and the few hundred that go with it - that you'll need to be ticking off a few of the better ones before you kick it. Don't discount the whites though. Some of the finest whites you'll ever try come from Condrieu (the most sensual Viognier you'll try, at a price), and the lesser (in cost, at least) blends, often based on Grenache Blanc or Viognier. And watch out for dry, Rhône rose - it's become so popular that the industry bodies are warning the region not to over-produce. Look out Kiwi Sav Blanc!