LUX VENIT roughly translates to “the light has come.” Rosé from old vine Barossa Valley Grenache and Mourvèdre grown by Graeme and Tania Heinrich: Wild ferment with 3 months maturation in French oak puncheons.
Chaffey Bros. Wine Co., LUX VENIT, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Barossa Valley, 2021
Pale salmon flesh in colour. Light spiced with cinnamon and spearmint over easy red strawberry fruit to hint of strawberry jam (not CWA chunky, more like those little square breakfast single serve ones as you peel the foil back) with charcuterie platter meaty tones with honeysuckle and cream. Generous, yet offering good textural depth. There’s a creaminess and a hint of caramel sweetness but the finish is fine, dry and serious.
Rating: 17.75/20 (91/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Chaffey Bros Wine Co