February 13, 2013

#winewednesday - Turkey Flat Rose

I'm so excited to share my favourite Rose with you today.  I've talked about Turkey Flat Winery before and this is just one more reason that I love them.  They have been instrumental in helping Rose's make a splash on the summer wine lists of many in Australia.


This beautiful salmon pink rose is made up of a blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Dolcetto.  It smells like berries - lots of strawberry.  The palette is fresh and fruity - berry fruity (see what I did there?) but without being sweet.  Served chilled on a hot summers day you could sip it forever.  It never surprises me when we go through 3 or 4 bottles at a BBQ.  It's just so easy to drink.  James Halliday rates it a 94 (if you need more convincing on how good it is).  And the best bit... well if you pick it up at the cellar door it's just $18 a bottle - BARGAIN.  

A few years ago they released it as a magnum.  Same cool bottle - just on steriods it was so big.  We bought 4 and drank the first 2 on Christmas day that year.  Not only was there a fight over the last glass,  there was a fight over who got to keep the bottle.  I lost.  Luckily I had another 2 at home which are now empty and have made lovely candle holders at long dinners at our house.  It's a wine that just keeps giving ;-)

Cheers

Sally