Chalmers Rosato (2014) - 750mL
in a mixed or straight dozen
The 2014 rosato is 100% Aglianico with pretty aromas of petals and red fruit. The palate is textural and focused with notes of candied peel and tobacco.
A certain creaminess from the barrel ferment is balanced by the brisk acidity of the variety to create a delicious summer drink.
Our rosato is a fluid idea, we treat it as an ongoing project; this means the wine won’t always be made from the same variety or in the same style. We love to experiment with new things, so each vintage we select the best parcel of fruit from the many varieties we have in the vineyard in order to create a wine that is a unique expression of that particular time and place.
Rosato Winemaking Notes
In 2014 we have sourced the grapes for our rosato from the highest altitude, most prized vineyard block at
our Heathcote site. The variety is aglianico, a medium weight tannic and acidic Southern Italian red which lend
itself to rosato very well. The fruit was hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and then transferred directly to
old French barriques where the wine was 100% barrel fermented with no yeast addition. It was bottled after 6
Rosato Tasting Notes
The 2014 Chalmers rosato is 100% aglianico; vibrant salmon pink in hue, it has pretty aromas of petals and
red fruit. The palate is textural and focused with notes of candied peel and tobacco. A certain creaminess from
the barrel ferment is balanced by the brisk acidity of the variety to create a delicious summer drink.
Rosato Food Matching
The 2014 Rosato is a versatile wine that can simply be enjoyed on it’s own on a warm sunny day or matched
perfectly to cured meats or antipasto. Being both pretty and textured, yet offering great acidity and length, it
would also be at home with more substantial dishes.
Rosato Cellaring Notes
Drink now until 2017