A step up in the new rosé releases from Jacob’s Creek. This labeling quite classy and indeed intended to mimic the Provençe style of rosé. Along with the naming convetion, you have quite boldly the words “dry & crisp.” This is fundamental to gaining a foothold in the rosé marketplace due to the cordial-esque wines that can masquerade as rosé. The clear glass bottle means this is created for immediate drinking, not thinking.
Jacob’s Creek, Le Petit Rosé, SEA, 2016
Very pale pink, almost a light peach blush. Plush rosewater, pink marshmallow and light red cherry fruits. Crispy texture and pleasing saliva inducing acidity. Lightly fruited, the obvious Turkish Delight and quince hints are pleasant. It does indeed finish dry and I wouldn’t say delicately bodied, but more starving waif-like structure. Will probably handle some spice quite well.
Wine sample courtesy of Jacob’s Creek