What to do when rosé is justfying the noise that it is the next boom wine? Corner the market with every style and price point. Here we have another Barossa, Grenache rosé from the HSFV stable. This one for the boys: it’s all about surfing and being on the beach and made a bit funkier, whilst the La Maschera heads towards the feminine side. That may be a stereotypical, slightly blinkered view of the 2 wines, but if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck….
Rogers and Rufus, Rosé, Grenache, Barossa Valley, 2016
Wild ferment. Maybe I’ve been brainwashed by the marketing, but it smells salty/briny. along with some quince, light strawberry and a touch of pink marshmallow. It drifts and bobs with easy red fruit, but with just (and I mean Just) enough grip and pink grapefruit acidity to give it some interest. Serve it up with a fresh grilled chilli prawn salad and it’d work okay.
Wine sample courtesy of Rogers and Rufus