LUX VENIT roughly translates to “the light has come.” Old vine Barossa Valley Grenache (88%) and Mourvèdre (12%). Rarely in Australia is rosé making taken so seriously. Wild ferment, maturation in 500L French oak puncheons for 3 months. Unfined. Winemakers are Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela.
Chaffey Bros. Wine Co., LUX VENIT, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Barossa Valley, 2019
Daniel and Theo apparently sang to it while it matured in barrel. Coral pink. This is an energetic wine, with a cool dusky musk base, replete with raspberry crystals and light peach stone fruit inferences. Wonderfully textural and refreshing, this is a cut above.
Rating: 18.5/20 (93/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Chaffey Bros Wine Co