There’s some magic there in the Adelaide Hills. Hamish and Kate Laurie of Deviation Road are forging ahead with creating a legacy of benchmark Sparklings, not just for the Adelaide Hills but Australia.
Deviation Road, Loftia, Adelaide Hills, 2012
The colour of good, fresh pressed bright apple juice. Smells like apple flesh/slices too with a yeasty tang. Persistent bead of bubbles. Soft lemon and just brioche fill out the delicate flavour. Zingy, balanced acidity. Bone dry, chalky and pure. Exquisite length of mineral drive, elegant and refined.
Deviation Road, Altair Brut Rosé, Adelaide Hills, NV
Rose gold in colour. The pinot dominance gives Pink Lady apple skin perfume with light baked bread roll yeasty-ness. Softer strawberry red fruits make this a flirtatious and attractive nose. Balanced mousse. Creamy red fruits intermix with crisp, tart apple-bite acidity that leaves a pleasant tingle aftermath. Bright, perky and up for a good time, yet still completed with class.
Wine samples courtesy of Deviation Road Winery